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The


Herald- Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


l111th Year, No. 36
3 Sections, Pages 24


Thursday, August 11, 2011


Hess Robbery Suspect Jailed


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who allegedly robbed
a city convenience store during
business hours Monday night
was captured and arrested with-
in four minutes' time.
Anthony Lamor Johnson, 25,
of 201 Adams St., Fort Meade,
was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan
SCorwin of the Wauchula Police
Department at 8:57 p.m. The


robbery call to the Hess gas sta-
tion and convenience store at
101 W. Oak St. had come in
from Hardee County Dispatch
at 8:53 p.m.
Johnson was booked into the
Hardee County Jail on charges
of robbery, grand theft, wearing
a hood or mask during the com-
mission of a crime, battery and
resisting an officer with vio-
lence.


Bonds were set at $26,750.
Johnson remains behind bars
this week as he awaits trial on
the charges against him.
Wauchula Polipe Chief Bill
Beattie lauded city residents for
assisting in the suspect's cap-
ture. He said people at the Oak
Street Park complex helped
direct an officer who was pursu-
ing Johnson as he ran through
business lots and residential


yards.
"This was a wonderful exam-
ple of law enforcement and cit-
izen witnesses working together
to create a positive outcome,"
Beattie said. He credited those
in the park and at the tennis
courts with helping "to remove
a dangerous person from our
city's streets.
"My hat's off to them," he
said.


No one was injured in the
robbery or ensuing chase, the
chief noted.
Beattie said the store clerk
told police the suspect came
into the store wearing a black
mask, dark clothing, a white
hoody and gloves. The clerk
believed the robber had a gun,
the chief said. Investigation
later revealed, however, that he
did not.
Once inside the store, the
robber grabbed the clerk by the
shirt and arm and ordered him
See HESS ROBBERY 2A


Hardee Becomes A


Blueway Community

State Will Market Natural Beauty,
Recreation Along The Peace River


FILE PHOTO
The largely undeveloped and tree-lined Peace River is a draw for canoers and kayakers for its natural challenges and
old-time Southern charm.


2010-11 Expulsions Total 20


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two seventh graders who had
been caught with an alcoholic
beverage at school became the
final two expulsions for the
2010-11 academic year.
.That last expulsion hearing
before the Hardee County
School Board was held on July
18.
It closes out all disciplinary
matters for the past school year,
and brings the total number of
expulsions for 2010-11 up to
20.
That number compares with
the historic average. For 2009-
10, for instance, expulsions
totaled 22..
Though the hearings them-
selves are held in private, the
results are public information.
In these final two cases, the
students are both girls, ages 13
and 15.

WEATHER
IMM l LQM 8AMt1
08/03 91 75 0.18
08/04 92 75 0.01
08/05 94 75 1.65
08/06 96 75 0.00
08/07 93 77 0.05
08/08 90 76 0.53
0o109 86 74 1.76
OjAL Rlanfall to 08/0911 27.85
Same period last year -38.18
bTn Year Average 54.30
Source: Univ. of la. One Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds...................6B
Community dalendar....3A
Courthouse Report.......7C
Crime Blotter................5C
Hardee Living................2B
Obituaries....................4A
Information Roundup...3A



7 1 2 l 7
7 18 ^ 122 072 9 0 3


The School Board voted to
expel both of them from Hardee
Junior High School for all of
the upcoming 2011-12 academ-
ic year. Instead, each will be
given placement consideration
at Pioneer Career Academy, the
district's alternative school in
Zolfo Springs.
But first, each youngster
must undergo a substance abuse
evaluation, and then complete
any treatment program recom-
mended.
Both are barred for being on
any School Board property dur-
ing the course of their expulsion
periods, except while attending
PCA classes.
Most notable of the past
school year's expulsions were a


student who shoved a school
resource officer over a dress
code infraction, one who ver-
bally threatened a staff member,
another who inappropriately
touched a female student, and
one who made sexual threats to
a girl after getting off the school
bus.
Historically, more boys are
expelled than girls. Both the
junior high and the senior high
produce about the same number.
of expulsions annually.
Students are usually able to
continue their educations at
Pioneer Career Academy during
the expulsion periods, but often
must meet anger-management
or substance-abuse treatment
recommendations first.


Free Haz-Waste


Disposal Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The school year is about to
start, but there's still time to
clean out and clean up.
Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon
is the quarterly household haz-
ardous waste collection day at
the county landfill.
Say you're going to get those
youngsters or teens a new I-Pod
or PDF for school. Maybe, it's a
new computer, or a stereo or
TV. Collect any old electronics
and take them out to the landfill
on Saturday, where they can be
properly disposed off.
Just follow East Main Street
about two miles from town, turn
north on Airport road and fol-
low until the paved road ends at
the entrance to the Hardee
county Sanitary Landfill. 685
Airport Road.
Instead of dumping electron-


ics or other hazardous waste
roadside, where it can leal
chemicals into the groundwater,
gather them and take a ride to
the landfill. If you don't have
enough to fill your trunk or
pickup truck, stop by your eld-
erly neighbors' home and get
some of theirs.
There's a host of possibilities.
Look under the sinks or in the
storeroom for old cleansers and
household chemicals of all
kinds. They could be used spray
cans or aerosols, boxes.or bot-
tles, anything that has had
chemicals in them.
Check the garage or carport
for herbicides, pesticides or
insecticides, outdated or no
longer used. Don't put them in
with your regular garbage or
dump them on the ground.
Have you changed out your
See DISPOSAL 5A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's a feather in the cap of the
newly formed Peace River
Explorations Inc., a Wauchula
non-profit tourism and econom-
ic development organization.
PRE received unanimous
approval from the Hardee
County Commission last
Thursday when it proposed
Hardee County join the Florida
Paddling Trails Association
(FPTA) and become part of the
Peace River Blueway.
It opens the way for paddling
enthusiasts to flood the county
to utilize the river "surrounded
by oak scrub and pasture lands


through south central Florida.".
The commission viewed a
short video presentation, agreed:
to a memorandum of under-
standing and issued a proclama-
tion to declare Hardee County
"a Florida Paddling Trail
Blueway Community."
The commission designated
PRE as the FPTA local contact
in applying for targeted grants
for nature-based tourism and
trail-related infrastructure,
marketing through FPTA, and
coordinating paddles, clubs
and outfitters which will use the
Blueway.
FTPA is non-profit state-
wide community with a goal of
"connecting paddlers to water
trails." It was formed in
October 2007 under the Office
of Greenways and Trails of the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection. The associa-
tion was "to be the steward for
all of Florida's water trails." Its
goals are to develop water
trails, protect the environment
along the trails and be a re-
source and voice for paddlers.
The current Blueways are the
circumnavigational saltwater
paddling trail, the Great Calusa
Blueway and the 57-mile Peace
River Blueway. To date, Bar-
tow is the only other communi-
ty joining the the Peace River
Blueway community.
Tom McLaulin, president of
See BLUEWAY 2A


NO EMERGENCY!


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Not an emergency, but ready for one! An engine and rescue squad from each of the
county's three fire stations were parked in and around the County Courthouse on
Wednesday morning as staff met for state-mandated training on the latest medicines
and techniques. All Fire-Rescue personnel are dually trained as firefighters/paramedics
and engines run as many medical calls as ambulances, reports Fire Chief Mike Choate.
Fire-Rescue has no training room and uses the one at the Emergency Management Of-
fice equipped with projectors, tables, etc. Firefighters take their equipment wherever
they are to be readily available for any call, any time.


County Douses

AII-Vol Fire Plan

.. Story 8C


County Spends $$

On Useless Plan

... Story 1B


Dealer Swallows

Bitter Pill

.. Story 3A


460
plus 40 sales lax


Johnson


Remember, Shoppers:

The State Sales-Tax Holiday

On School Clothing &
Supplies Is

Friday Through Sunday!


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.. a


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2A The Herald-Advocate, August 11, 2011


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHE
Managing Editor

JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
SporN M Editor Production Manager
Sport Editor ,y^ c
-^ NOEY DE SANTIAGO
C0 Asst. Prod. Manager

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Kelly's Column
By Jim


As of Wednesday morning the price of a barrel of oil had fall-
en to about $80 a barrel, compared with about $100 a week or two
ago, yet gasoline prices have remained at about $3.599 a gallon. It
appears unfair to consumers that when oil prices rise, gasoline
prices go up the next day.

Weather in Hardee County in recent days has been rainy and
cooler as mid-August approaches.

Bowling Green Mayor Perry Knight on Tuesday night pro-
posed a new fire/rescue building or a combined fire/rescue/police
complex. He said the city could provide insurance money, FEMA
funds and property amounting to about $200,000 toward the proj-
ect. The rest would need to be in grants, if available.
The Town of Zolfo Springs after the 2004 hurricanes built a
fire/rescue/law enforcement complex for about $750,000. Knight
said such a project could be built for less money today.

Hardee High School football practice started Monday with
players camping out at the junior high school this week.

The stock market had a wildrid.e, mostly downward, follow-
ing the recent national debt limit extension in Washington, D.C.,
and Standard and Poor's reducing the U.S. credit rating from AAA
to AA+. That is still a good rating, however.

Here is a recent suggestion to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson from Jim
Stallings of Wauchula.
1. Raise the debt limit to cover at least one-year minimum.
2. Tackle specific ways to immediately cut spending.
3. Lower tax rates & reduce exemptions.
4.'Bring troops home now-like yesterday!
5. Invest in infrastructure.
6. Leave Medicare & Social Security-alone.
7. Shut down fraud &,abuse in both.
8. Basically, follow the bi-partisan Simpson-Bowles plan
already proposed.



BLUEWAY
Continued From 1A


FPTA, said he became involved
in 2008. He noted that 80 per-
cent of the visitors to Florida
come for outdoor recreation,
not the expensive theme parks.
He said the FPTA site gets
about 4,000 hits a month. The
Peace River Trail is popular
because it's so natural, almost
like the time the Indians usedit.
"I invite you to become a Blue
River community."
To be a Blueway community.
there has to be a water path or
trail with launch points, camp-
ing and picnic locations, and
points of interest for recreation,









EDA RANKINGS
A story in the July 28
issue listed an incorrect
date for the Hardee County
Economic Development
Agency to review rankings
on the applications for eco-
nomic development grant
money. The correct meet-
ing day to review and make
final decisions on the EDA
applications is Aug. 23 at
8:30 a.m.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


education and community de-
velopment. The community
must offer tourism amenities,
such as lodging and restaurants,
which FTPA can market to out-
door recreation enthusiasts.
Pattie Detwiler, executive
director of PRE, told commis-
sioners information which
would be included on the FTPA
website, listing campgrounds
and RV parks, the Best Western
Heritage Inn and three motels,
The Quilter's Inn Bed &
Breakfast, and available eater-
ies.
Notable places to visit in the
county vary from Solomon's
Castle, to Paynes Creek and
Pioneer Park with its animal
refuge, Hardee Lakes and many
others. Special Events include
Bensen Days gyrocopter gath-
ering, "The Story of Jesus,"
Pioneer Park Days, the county
fair and monthly Friday Night
Live. Others will be added.
When PRE opens its wel-
come center in the historic
Wauchula Depot later this year,.
it will include brochures and
information on FPTA and other
activities for visitors to' the
community. The Wauchula City
'Commission finalized the lease
of the depot to PRE at its
Monday evening meeting,
As its plans come together,
PRE is getting ready to be the
focal point to introduce visitors
to the city and spur economics
by the demand for businesses to
meet the need of visitors,
whether it be an ice cream shop,
bike rentals, hikers equipment,
or any one of a possible loca-
tions to meet the needs of visi-
tors to the community.
FTPA will provide a pair of
gateway signs .designating
Hardee County as a "Florida
Paddling Trails Blueway
Community."


3 Local Teens Attend 4-H Congress


Over 350 Florida 4-H teens
went to Gainesville at the end
of July for "Lights, Camera, 4-
H," this year's theme for the
Florida 4-H Congress.
Hardee County was well
represented with three partici-
pants this year.
County Agent Carolyn
Wyatt said, "We are very
proud of the three young ladies
who represented Hardee
County at 4-H Congress this
year. They were very active in
club, county and district activ-
ities to earn the opportunity to
participate in this .week-long
event.
"Victoria Floyd served as
delegate to the State Executive
Council this year and along
with Ruth Erekson they repre-
sented our county at the State
Executive Council meetings at
Congress. Victoria and Ruth
are both members of the Green
Acres 4-H Club," she said.
"Member Destiny McCaul-
ey from the Heart of Hardee
Club competed first at county
events then at the district level
to qualify, for state competi-
tion," Wyatt continued. "She
presented an illustrated talk on
cattle nutrition in the Animal
Production Category."
The five-day "congress" is a
culmination of events for
Florida's 4-H youth. Held on
the campus of the University
of Florida, it publicly recog-
nizes the work of 4-H'ers who
have been making an impact in
their local clubs and communi-
ties.
The 2011 Florida 4-H Con-
gress brought youth together
from 67 counties throughout
the state and provided an envi-
ronment for 4-H members to
exchange ideas, hear success
stories and learn by doing. 4-
H members were able to learn
alongside other 4-H'ers, and
participate in educational
workshops, activities and com-
petitions covering a range of


PARTING PLAQUE


COURTESY PHOTO
Sharing time with a University of Florida 'gator are (from left) Ruth Erekson, Victoria
Floyd and Destiny McCauley.


subject matter including science
and technology, citizenship,
leadership, and environmental
education.
After checking into UF
dorms, Hardee County 4-H'ers
headed over to 'UF's student
union to meet other 4-Hers
from all over the state. A high-
energy opening rally rocked the
Reitz Union ballroom with
enough noise to do a rock con-
cert proud. Attendees were wel-
comed and entertained by youth
speaker Bill Cordes, who kept
the energy high for over an hour
straight.
Tuesday opened with the
state competitive events for
youth who had projects in
events ranging from clothing,
leisure arts, mechanical and
electrical projects to communi-
cation and media arts.
Community Pride winners
were celebrated during a lunch-


eon.
Florida 4-H and Unitec
Healthcare officially launched a
new partnership, "Youth Voice:
Youth Choice," which will pro-
vide more than $55,000 in
grants to Florida 4-H to develop
and administer programs that
will help young people improve
their health through exercise,
diet and personal safety.
The evening ended with a
fashion show where youth mod-
eled clothing they designed and
constructed for a variety of
occasions, including sports-
wear, formal gowns, business
attire and casual wear. These
were just some of the categories
where youth earned recognition
for their designs.
Mid-week events highlighted
youth selecting new State
Council Officers, a Clovers &
Co. performance and scholar-
ship interviews. Wednesday


COURTESY PHOTO
Timothy Backer (right), newly elected chair of the District Board of Trustees for South
Florida Community College, presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing chair Gary
Delatorre of Hardee County, who served as board chair in 2010-11. Trustees elected
Backer, of DeSoto County, as 2011-12 chair and Richard Maenpaa, of Hardee County,
as vice chair. Backer was appointed to the board in 2009. Maenpaa joined the board in
1999. Joan Hartt was also elected liaison to the SFCC Foundation Board. Hartt has
served on the board since 1999.

6 Fecast


8/11/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:55 AM
Set: 8:08 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 13 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:41 PM
Set: 4:49 AM
Overhead: --:--
Underfoot: 11:48 AM
Moon Phase
95%
Waxing Gibbous;
Major Times
11:48 AM 1:48 PM
Minor Times
4:49 AM 5:49 AM
6:41 PM 7:41 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/12/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:56 AM
Set: 8:07 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 11 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:20 PM
Set: 5:48 AM
Overhead:12:14 AM
Underfoot: 12:38 PM
Moon Phase
99%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
12:14 AM -2:14 AM
12:38 PM 2:38 PM
Minor Times
5:48 AM 6:48 AM
7:20 PM 8:20 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4


8/13/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:56 AM
Set: 8:07 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. II rtins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:56 PM
Set: 6:45 AM
Overhead: 1:01 AM
Underfoot: 1:24 PM
Moon Phase
100%
FU.I. MOON
Major Times
1:01 AM -3:01 AM
1:24 PM 3:24 PM
Minor Times
6:45 AM 7:45 AM
7:56 PM 8:56 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/14/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:57 AM
Set: 8:06 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 09 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:29 PM
Set: 7:40 AM
Overhead: 1:46 AM
Underfoot: 2:08 PM
Moon Phase
99%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:46 AM -3:46 AM
2:08 PM 4:08 PM
Minor Times
7:40 AM 8:40 AM
8:29 PM 9:29 PM
Solunar Rating
Best++
Time Zone
UTC: -4


8/15/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:57 AM
Set: 8:05 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 08 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:00 PM
Set: 8:33 AM
I Overhead: 2:30 AM
1 Underfoot: 2:51 PM
Moon Phase
97%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
2:30 AM 4:30 AM
2:51 PM-4:51 PM
Minor Times
8:33 AM 9:33 AM
9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Solunar Rating
Better++
Time Zone
UTC -4
8/16/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:58 AM
Set: 8:04 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 06 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9-32 PM
Set: 9:26 AM
Overhead: 3:11 AM
Underfoot: 3:32 PM
Moon Phase
92%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:11 AM-5:11 AM
3:32 PM 5:32 PM
Minor Times
9:26M AM-1 AM
9:32 PM 10:32 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4


8/17/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:58 AM
Set: 8:03 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 05 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:03 PM
Set: 10:17 AM
Overhead: 3:53 AM
Underfoot: 4:14 PM
Moon Phase
86%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:53 AM 5:53 AM
4:14 PM 6:14 PM
Minor Times
10:17 AM-11:17 AM
10:03 PM-11:03 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/18/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:59 AM
Set: 8:02 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 03 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:36 PM
Set: 11:09 AM
Overhead: 4:35 AM
Underfoot: 4:56 PM
Moon Phase
79%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
41:35 AM 6:35 AM
4:56 PM 6:56 PM
Minor Times
11 :9 AM-I12:09 PM
10:36 PM-I 1:36 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


A loyal friend laughs at
your jokes when they're
not so good and sympa-
thizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
-Arnold H. Glasow


also marked the 4-H, National
Day of Service, where members
attending Florida 4-H Congress
invited 4-H members across
Florida and the nation to join
them in a 4-H Day of Service.
Florida 4-H volunteered time to
13 different community service
projects within Gainesville.
The workshops continued on
Thursday.
On Thursday evening, the
week was highlighted with an
Awards Banquet to recognize
senior level 4-H'ers for their
hard work and accomplish-
ments. The awards banquet rec-
ognized scholarship winners as
well as youth selected to repre-
sent Florida 4-H at national
events. The youth State Council
Officers were installed during
the ceremony.
The 2011 Congress ended
Friday morning as youth
packed to return home.



HESS ROBBERY
Continued From 1A
to open the cash register. Then,
the chief described, the robber
threw a bag at the clerk and
demanded he fill it.
Beattie said cash and tobacco
prodtts were-t*gen.
Then, the chief said, the rob-
ber ordered the clerk to 'the
floor and told him to count to-
30. The suspect fled on foot.
Ofc. Corwin responded to the
call and saw a man matching
the description of the robber
running westerly on Oak Street
away from the area of the store.
The robber attempted to hide in
a bush on the north side of Oak
Street Park, the chief said.
But Corwin gave chase,
briefly losing sight of the sus-
pect again in the 400 block of
West Palmetto Street, Beattie
said. Corwin scanned the area,
quickly spotting the suspect
standing next to a tree.
Beattie said Johnson strug-
gled as Corwin attempted to
handcuff him. By then, howev-
er, additional Wauchula police
units and Hardee County
Sheriff's Office cars arrived on
the scene.
Johnson, he said, was taken
into custody.
During a later interview with
detectives, Johnson reportedly
admitted to the crime and
helped officers recover the
stolen items and cash.


From the hottest clothing
trends: to cool accessories, this
school year, kids can debut a
fresh, new look that's sure to
impress. According to Steve
Kemble, America's Sassiest
Lifestyle Guru, a stylish outfit
also can boost confidence and
help alleviate schooltime jit-
ters.
"Spicing up your look will
bring compliments from class-
mates and put an extra pep in
your step when walking down
those crowded hallways,"
Kemble says.
Here's his advice on the lat-
est fashion trends:
Jump into Jeggings:
Jeggings are a favorite
across all ages and look
adorable on kids. They come
in an array of washes, mimick-
ing a great new pair of jeans.
The fabric is thicker and more
durable and the extra stretch
make jeggings a playtime
favorite.
Play with Patterns:
Floral rompers, polka-dot
dresses, colorful maxi skirts
and bold graphics are huge this
season. Why not also sport
some classroom savvy by
decking out notebooks, water


bottles and planners in funky
patterns.
Embrace Team Spirit:
Whether it's a dream college
or the family's alma mater, uni-
versity-inspired clothing is tak-
ing over casual wear. From
hoodies to zip-ups, tees to
sweatpants, the competition is
fierce.
*Sport Eco-Friendly Mate-
rials:
Eco-friendly picks are in.
Shop for clothing that offers
sustainable or recyclable fab-
rics, including organic cotton
and bamboo. They are produced
without pesticides and contain
breathable fibers that are soft
and comfortable.
Style-savvy students also can
check out Shop Til You Rock, a
music-inspired mall tour that
empowers teens to look and feel
like rock stars with live bands,
exclusive teen activities and
special offers and giveaways.
Plus, you also can enter for a
chance to win valuable shop-
ping sprees and a gaming sys-
tem.
A complete list of event
dates, bands and activities can
be found at www.ShopTil-
YouRock.com.


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August 11, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Depot Lease Approved


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With two minor changes, the
Peace River Explorations Inc.
lease of the historic Wauchula
train depot has been approved.
At Monday evening's meet-
ing, tht Wauchula City Com-
mission and its attorney Cliff
Ables finalized the five-year
lease, which can be continued
for another five years. The lease
is for $1 per year, with the
organization providing insur-
ance for the contents, utilities
and other expenses to use it. It
becomes effective when it is
occupied.
That will give P.R.E. the
opportunity to inspect the build-
ing, take possession and open
its welcome center hopefully by
early winter. The city will be
responsible for any immediate
maintenance problems, as the
building has been vacant since
renovated over a year ago.
The city warranty will be
good for 120 days after the
organization occupies the build-
ing. After that, P.R.E. will be re-
sponsible for maintenance as
well as plans to remodel the
north half of the building.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-changed its September
workshop date to Tuesday,
Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. because of the
Labor Day holiday on Monday.
The commission also set a.







Southside Baptist
Has BTS Fair
The Southside Baptist
Church will hold a Back To
School Fair on Saturday,
beginning at 1 p.m. There
will be free school supplies
for elementary and second-
ary students, who must be
accompanied by a parent or
guardian.
Everyone is invited to
come to the church at 505 S.
10th Ave., Wauchula and
enjoy the hot dogs and cake
walk as well.

Play Poker F"o'
Cancer Help
The Weis Family and
friends are hosting a Texas
Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
on Saturday, beginning at
5:45 p.m. at the Bowl of Fun
Lanes on U.S. 17 South in
Wauchula.
The entry fee is $25.
Proceeds will benefit the
Relay For Life Team. For
more information, call Bobby
Brewer at 781-4160.

CPR Training
On Aug. 18
South Florida Community
College is offering Cardio-
Pulmonary Resuscitation
(CPR) training once a month
for the next four months. The
first session is next Thurs-
day, Aug. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.
at the Hardee County cam-
pus on U.S. 17 North,
Bowling Green.
Cost of the four-hour ses-
sion is $30. To sign up, or for
more information, call Lorrie
Key at 863-784-7033 or e-
mail her at Corporate
Training@southflorida.edu.

Homeowner Class
Set For Aug. 26
Anyone interested in be-
coming a homebuyer and
needing more information on
the responsibilities in owning
a home, can sign up for the
Homebuyer Education
Workshop to be held Friday,
Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
A nonrefundable registra-
tion fee of $25 must be
received at least five days
before the class. To get a
registration form, stop by the
Hardee County Office of
Community Development,
4i~2 W. Orange St., Wau-
chula, check the website
www.hardeecounty.net or
call 863-773-6349.


Gospel Fish Fry
At Reality Ranch
Reality Ranch invites
everyone to a free fish fry,
fellowship and country gos-
pel music on Friday begin-
ning at 7 p.m.
Visitors are asked to bring
a side dish and tea to share.
The Ranch is at 1942 SR 66,
east of Zolfo Springs. For
more information, call 781-
1578.


budget workshop for 4 p.m. on
Aug. 29. Public hearings for the
2011-12 budget are Sept. 12
and Sept. 27, both at 6 p.m.
Budget amendments for the
2010-11 budget through June
30 were approved, balancing
some areas not spent with those
in which over-expenditures
occurred.
-learned that the closing on
the Bay Street sidewalk was
changed from'Aug. 22 to Aug.
30 to -clarify the survey and
legal description so the side-
walk can be placed within its
bounds.
Attorney Ables also reported
on a settlement on the long-
standing D'Agostino lawsuit by
the city purchasing the property.
This avoids further litigation
and the city being cited for fail-
ure to provide a road to the
property despite Southwest
Florida Water Management
District jurisdiction because of
wetlands on the southeast cor-
ner of the property.
-approved second reading
of ordinances rezoning a prop-
erty on South Ninth Avenue
where the county will put its
new clerk's storage building.
The Comprehensive Land Plan
map designation was also
changed to Public 1.
-denied a resident's request
for reprieve on the county water
bill because the county gets its
water from the city. The exces-
sive bill, over $3,000 for four
months, was finally resolved
when a leak in the owner's
water line was repaired. The bill
has returned to its average of
$10 per month.
-congratulated Commis-
sioner Keith Nadaskay for his
selection as King in the Friday
Night Live events last Monday.
-sat as a Community Rede-
velopment Agency Board and


THURSDAY. AUG. 11
VHardee County Coalition
for the Homeless, monthly
meeting with bag lunch,
Hardee Help Center, 713 E.
Bay St., Wauchula, noon.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

FRIDAY. AUG. 12
eHardee County Com-
mission, planning meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
MONDAY. AUG. 15
/Diana McGee of U. S.
Sen. Bill Nelson's office, dis-
cussion on Environmental
Numeric Nutrient Count af-
fecting wastewater and agri-
cultural runoff, Hardee Coun-
ty Commission Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 10
a.m.
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, monthly meet-
ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17
North, Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY. AUG. 18
VHardee County Com-
mission, monthly evening
meeting with Planning &
Zoning Board, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

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approved the Main Street Place
conceptfor the business incuba-
tor building to replace the old
Coker Fuel Building at West
Main Street and Eighth Avenue.
The commission also ap-
proved selection of Kimley-
Horn as consultant for the
Brownfield Assessment Grant
and named CRA/Main Street
head Jessica Newman to coor-
dinate tasks assigned under the
grant, whether to Kimley-Horn
or lab, drillers and others need-
ed to identify potential haz-
ardous waste (petroleum 'and
other substances) underground
homes, businesses, etc. within
the city limits. The assessment
will begin Oct. 1.
Friday Night Live, on Aug.
19, will be the annual Back To
School Tailgate party, spon-
sored by Mosaic. The Lions
Club will provide free eye
exams for kids and adults in the
Java meeting room from 6 to 8
p.m.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A woman who dealed in nar-
cotic painkillers has been sen-
tenced to state prison.
Amanda Leigh Elisondo, 31,
of Bowling Green, had been
charged last year with two
counts of trafficking in 14
grams or more of opium deriva-
tives, in this case hydrocodone
and oxycodonie, and one count
of possession of hydrocodone.
She was among nine pill
dealers bottled up in May of last
year by the Hardee County
Drug Task Force in what was
dubbed Operation Clean Sweep
II.
Appearing in Hardee Circuit
Court recently for sentencing,
Elisondo was handed a split
term.
Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle sentenced the woman to


20 years in state prison, but he
suspended 15 of those years
behind bars. Further, he im-
posed 10 more years of super-
vised probation.
Any additional offenses
could put Elisondo back in
prison for the full term.
Fines for her crimes were
steep, coming in at $105,415.
She must also pay $1,000 to the
Public Defender's Office and a
reimbursement to the State
Attorney's Office in the amount
of $300 to help cover the cost of
her prosecution.
Hardee County sheriff's Maj.
Randy Dey, a spokesman for
the inter-agency Drug Task
Force, had said in May of last
year that narcotics detectives
spent months gathering evi-
dence against alleged drug deal-
ers.
He said detectives arranged


Elisondo
drug transactions using confi-
dential informants, monitoring
the exchanges and recording
them on video and audio tape.
Informants met up with dealers
at various locations throughout
the county, Dey said, most often
a convenience store.
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TOMASA R. FLORES
Tomasa R. Flores, 81, of
Wauchula, died on Friday, Aug.
5, 2011, at Auburndale.
Born on March 7, 1930, at
Weslaco, Texas, she came to
Hardee County from Texas in
1960. She was a homemaker
and a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church.
Survivors include brothers
Joe Ramirez of Punta Gorda
and Paulo Rodriguez of Texas.
Visitation was Tuesday at the
funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
,Funeral Mass was held on
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church with
the Rev. Vincent Clemente offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Wauchula Cemetery
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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CATHERINE
SUE SMITH
Catherine Sue Smit, 70, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
Aug. 2,2011, at Sebring.
She was born on July 19,
1941, in Detroit, Mich., and
came to Wauchula in 1988
from Tampa.
Sue worked for the Hills-
borough County Emergency
911 Dispatch before moving
to Wauchula, and retired from
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office as a 911 dispatcher.
She was a member of First
Christian Church, active in
God's Sassy Sowers, Vacation
Bible School and "The Story
of Jesus."
Survivors include three
children, Edward C. Smith
and wife Darlene, Julie J. Ellis
and husband Jay, and Dusti R.
Taylor and husband Curtis; 12
grandchildren, Casey E. Smit,
David Langston Jr. and wife
Malia, Francesca Morgan,
Michael Langston and wife
Colette, Kimberly, Glen,
Cody, James Bryan and
Nicole Ellis, Kristian Keene
and husband Brad, and
Zacheiy and Carrie Taylor;
three great-grandchildren,
Londyn Morgan, and Jayden
and Madilyn Langston; and
four sisters-in-law Debra
Socias and husband Manuel,
Patty Cole and husband Ken,
Christine Shuman and
Jacqueline Harris.
Memorial services were on
Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at 7
p.m. at First Christian Church
with Pastor Darin Canary offi-
ciating.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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Wauchula


CATHERINE SUE SMIT
Catherine Sue Smit, 70, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
Aug. 2, 2011, at Sebring.
Born on July 19, 1941, in
Detroit, Mich., she came to
Wauchula from Tampa in 1988.
She worked for the
Hillsborough County Emer-
gency 911 Dispatch before
moving to Wauchula and retired
from the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office as a 911 dis-
patcher. She was a member of
First Christian Church.
She is survived by son,
Edward C. Smit and wife
Darlene; two daughters, Julie J.
Ellis and husband Jay, and
Dusti R. Taylor and husband
Curtis; 12 grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held
on Monday at 7 p.m. at First
Christian Church with Pastor
Darin Canary officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


-Obituaries


WILBUR "VAN"
VANDER ADAMS
Wilbur "Van" Vander
Adams, 80, of Zolfo Springs,
died on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011,
at home.
Born on Aug. 23, 1930, at
Bushnell, he came to Hardee
County from Arcadia 58 years
ago. He served in the U.S.
Army, was a rancher and citrus
grower, and a member of
Crewsville Bethel Baptist
Church.
Survivors include son
Nelson Adams of Sebiing;
daughter Velva Ruth Hartt and
husband Steve of Sebring;
brother Tom Adams and wife
Bobbie of Norfolk, Va.; brother-
in-law Roland Skipper and wife
Carolyn of Zolfo Springs; and
four grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were 4 p.m. Wednes-
day at Crewsville Bethel Bap-
tist Church with the Rev. Tom
Heath and Marcus Shackelford
officiating. Interment followed
in the church cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be
sent to the church.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula
EDITH HOWARD JORDAN
Edith Howard Jordan, 90,
died on Wednesday, Aug. 3,
2011, at Sebring.
Born on Nov. 9, 1920, in
Bowling Green, she graduated
from Hardee High School in
1939. She moved to Fort Meade
in 1956 and was a homemaker
and a longtime member of:First
United Methodist Church of
Fort Meade.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, James E. Jordan
Sr. in 1984.
Survivors include son James
E. Jordan Jr. of Fort Meade;
daughter Karen Jordan Co-
chrane and husband Rick of
Fort Meade; grandsons Brian
Cochrane and wife Jessica, and
Christopher Cochrane, all of
Fort Meade; and great-grandson
Rider Cochrane of Fort Meade.
Visitation was Saturday from
1 to 2 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church of Fort
Meade with funeral services
following at 2 p.m. Interment
was in Evergreen Cemetery in
Fort Meade.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


In 'Memory
HAZEL DUPREE
BLOUNT
Hazel Dupree Blount, 87,
of Jacksonville, died unex-
pectedly on Thursday, Aug.
4,2011.
She was born in Wau-
chula, to Gary and Alvin
Dupree of Ona, on Jan. 13,
1924.
She was preceded in
death by her parents and her
loving husband of 53 years,
Luther W. Blount.
She is survived by her
daughter, Martha Appleby
and husband Charles of
Jacksonville; her sister Len-
ore Freeman and brother
Kenneth Dupree, both of
Blue Ridge, Ga.; four grand-
children Charlie Appleby
and wife Elona of Athens,
Ga., Faith Kicklighter and
husband Mark of Fort
Pierce, Christopher Appleby
and wife Melissa of Canton,
Ga., and Kelly McMinds of
Jacksonville; and five great-
grandchildren, Charlie Ap-
pleby II of Athens, Ga.,
Stephanie, Kevin and Wil-
liam Kicklighter of Fort
Pierce, and Kylie McMinds
of Jacksonville.
Funeral services were
held on Monday, Aug. 8,
2011, at 10 a.m. at Ponger-
Kays-Grady Chapel in Ar-
cadia. Interment followed in
Joshua Creek Cemetery, Ar-
cadia. Online condolences
may be made at ponger-
kaysgrady.com.
Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home
And Cremation Services
Arcadia


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TOMASA R. FLORES
Tomasa R. Flores, 81, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
Aug. 5, 2011, at Auburndale.
She was born on March 7,
1930, at Weslaco, Texas, and
came to Hardee County from
Texas in 1960. She was a
homemaker and a member of
St. Michael Catholic Church.
She is survived by two
brothers, Joe Ramirez of
Punta Gorda, and Paulo
Rodriguez of Texas; nephews
Ray Ramirez of Texas, Tony
Flores and wife Oralia of
Wauchula, Romero Ramirez
of South Carolina, and
Raymond Ramirez; nieces
Juanita Ramirez of Holly-
wood, and Herminia Ramirez
of Texas; and several other
nephews and nieces.
Visitation was Tuesday,
Aug. 9, at Robarts Garden
Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. A
Funeral Mass was held on
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church-with
the Rev. Vincent Clemente
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.

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FUNERAL HOME
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MARGARET EVON
KING
Margaret Evon King, 85,
of Wauchula, went to be with
the Lord on Friday, Aug. 5,
2011.
She was born on June 15,
1926, in Fort Myers, and
moved from Lake Wales to
Wauchula in 1972. She was a
caregiver and a Pentecostal
minister. She enjoyed going
to church and visiting people,
especially the sick.
She was preceded in death
by her beloved husband Lin-
wood King; daughter Rachel
Caldwell; a great-grandchild;
and her parents Henry. and
Eunice Kersey.
She is survived by one
daughter, Eunice Howell and
husband David of Wauchula;
one son, Robert Douglas of
Delaware; one step-son
Douglas King of Lake Wales;
sister Mary Lea Albritton of
Wauchula; nine grandchil-
dren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was from 10 to
11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.,
2011, with services at 11 a.m.
in the chapel of Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home in
Wauchula with Pastor Harold
Howze of Gospel Tabernacle
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Lake Wales Cem-
etery. On-line condolences
may be made at www.Ponger-
KaysGrady.com or www.-
facebook.com/pkgfh.

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Wauchula


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WILBUR "VAN"
VANDER ADAMS
Wilbur "Van" Vander
Adams, 80, of Zolfo Springs,
died on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011,
at home.
He was born at Bushnell on
Aug. 23, 1930 and came to
Hardee County from Arcadia
58 years ago. He served in the
U.S. Army, and was a rancher
and citrus grower. He was a
member of Crewsville Bethel
Baptist Church.
He is survived by son
Nelson Adams of Sebring;
daughter Velva Ruth Hartt
and husband Steve of Sebring;
brother Tom Adams and wife
Bobbie of Norfolk, Va.; broth-
er-in-law Roland Skipper and
wife Carolyn of Zolfo
Springs; grandchildren Jessica
Adams, Jake Adams, Brad
Hartt and Ryne Hartt; and
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday,
Aug. 9, at Robarts Family
Funeral Home from 6 to 8
p.m. Services were Wednes-
day at Crewsville Bethel
Baptist Church at 4 p.m., with
the Rev. Tom Heath and
Marcus Shackelford officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Crewsville Bethel Baptist
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to
Crewsville Bethel Baptist
Church.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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GEORGE NEEL
George Neel, 72, mayor of
Zolfo Springs, died on
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011.
He came to Hardee County
from Sebring in 2002. He was
a retired United Methodist
minister; however, he had
served the First United
Methodist Church in Zolfo
Springs since June 2002. He
also held different positions
with the Florida League of
Cities and the Ridge League
of Cities. He was a member of
the Masonic Lodge in Wau-
chula. ::: .-,..
Survivors ri'clide his wife
Judy Neel of Zolfo Springs;
sons Jerry and wife Royce of
Henderson, Ky., Rev. Steven
Neel and wife Nancy of
Jeffersontown, Ky., Roger
Neel of Ottawa, Ohio, and Art
Neel of Zolfo Springs; 14
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday,
Aug. 6, from 10 to 11 a.m. at
Zolfo Springs First United
Methodist Church with a
memorial service at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Steven Neel
officiating. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to the
Kentucky or Florida
Methodist Children's Home,
or Lydia's House, 601, N.
Florida Ave., Wauchula FL
33873.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.
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Funeral Home
Wauchula


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Bowling Green will open the qualifying period
for Commission seats on August 15, 2011 at 8:00am and
will run until August 19, 2011 at 4:00pm for September 27,
2011 election. Qualifying fee is $10.00 plus an $18.00 elec-
tion assessment. Candidates may qualify at the City Office,
104 E Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida during the above
stated hours.

Pamela S Northup,
City Clerk 8:11


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FNL: There's No Such Thing

As Too Much School Spirit!


Main Street Wauchula
wants to see just how much
school spirit you have on
Friday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 9
p.m. at.gle annual Friday Night
Live Back-To-School Tailgate
Party!
This month's.FNL event is
jammed-packed with fun and
is the perfect way to finish the
summer!
Inflatables and games are
Friday Night Live traditions,
but this month there will also
be a dunk tank brought to you
by the Hardee Athletic Foun-

In Memory
J. MARVIN TAYLOR
J. Marvin Taylor, 69,
passed away on July 28,
2011.
He was born in Myakka
Head on March 31, 1942 to
the late Herman and Doris
Taylor.
He was a lifetime resident
of Myakka Head. He is bet-
ter known as "Barefoot
Marvin," also "The Mayor
of Myakka." He served in
the National Guard and
retired from Florida Power
& Light.
He is survived by daugh-
ter Patty and John Toft of
Myakka Head; son 1st Sgt."
Jason Taylor of Colorado;
two brothers, Melvin &
Marlene Taylor, Perry and
Ann Taylor and sister Ruth
Young, all of Myakka Head;
four grandchildren, Taylor
and Emily Embach, Tyler
Toft, Jessie Embach and
Madison Taylor; and girl-
friend Sue Stone.
Marvin enjoyed life to the
fullest, never met a stranger
and was a jokester. He loved
to fly, fish, loved people, his
mules, his family and
friends. The world is a less-
er place without him and he
will be missed by many.
Please know he left here
doing what he loved. "I
have lost my best friend. I
miss you. I love you, Dad,
until we meet again," Patty.


dation. The foundation will also
have a booth for you to pick up
your reserved Hardee Wildcat
Football seats and tickets. The
Hardee High Athletic
Department will also be on
hand selling season tickets for
all high school sports!
Stop by the Mosaic booth for
a variety of orange and blue
goodies and prizes including a
Cats Spirit Tailgate Package!
Enjoy live entertainment by
Galaxy and get into the Wildcat
spirit with demonstrations by
cheerleaders from youth sports,
the junior high, and senior high
junior varsity and varsity.
And a new addition this year
will be a performance by the
Hardee High School Band!
Get ready for school with a
free eye screenings sponsored
by the Lion's Club in partner-
ship with Dr. Mark Sevigny's
office. Eye screenings will be
available from 6 to 8 in the Java
Caf6 meeting room and are
open to adults as well.
You can also stop in the vari-
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HARDEE COUNTY DELEGATION
NOTICE OF MEETING
TO: All agencies of local government and interested parties
FROM: Representative Ben Albritton, Chairman, Hardee County Legislative
Delegation
SUBJECT: Hardee County Legislative Delegation Annual Meeting and Public
.Hearing
Representative Ben Albritton announces that the Hardee County Legislative Delegation
meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. in the Hardee
County Commissioner's Chambers, Room 102, of the Hardee County Courthouse Annex
Building located at 412 West Orange Street in Wauchula.
If you would like to be placed on the agenda to speak, please contact Representative Ben
Albritton's District Secretary, Karen Whaley at 863-534-0073 no later than noon on
Wednesday. September.7. 2011. Five (5) copies of all handouts and other information
for delegation members must be received by Representative Albritton's District Office at
Post Office Box 1966, Bartow, Florida 33831 by Wednesday, September 7, 2011 or may
be hand delivered to 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
Discussion of issues regarding local legislation for the 2012 Legislative Session will be held
at this time. All proposals for local bills are expected to be presented at the hearing and
must be drafted in bill form, accompanied by a Resolution from the local government sup-
porting the proposed legislation. This information must be received by Representative
Albritton's District Office at Post Office Box 1966, Bartow, Florida 33831 by Wednesday,
September 7. 2011 or may be hand delivered to 206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
33873.
Individuals wishing to address the Delegation on local bills being considered should plan
to attend the public hearing at the Hardee County Court House Annex Building, Room 102,
412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida. Following the consideration of local bills, the
public will be invited to address the Delegation on state issues that are of concern.
If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the agenda for the Hardee County
Legislation Delegation Hearing, please email Karen Whaley at karen.whaleymdyflorida-
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99th Birthday Celebration Honors Dr. Elver Hodges

He Brought 'Cadillac Of Grasses' To Native Range


By JEANNE ADKINS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
How does someone come from a little
place called Sunshine Bottom in Lynch,
Neb., to Ona, Fla., you ask?
Well, it wasn't a direct route, but
when he did arrive in 1942, he loved
Hardee County so much he has made it
his home for more than 70 years now.
Elver Myron Hodges was born on
Aug. 2, 1912, on a small farm in
Nebraska.
After a bout with appendicitis as a
young child and complications with the
surgery, he hung on though the odds
were grim. He said, "It wasn't pretty,
but I pulled through." God knew he was
destined for bigger and better things.
After working on the farm until he
was old enough to attend college, he
went on to the University of Nebraska
for six years, where he became an
agronomist, which is a scientist in the
branch of agriculture dealing with field-
crop production and soil management.
He then went on to attend Rutgers
University, where he earned a doctorate
degree.
During this time he met his beautiful
bride-to-be, Ruth, who he would remain
married to for 70 years and four months
before her death in January of 2008.
One story he remembers from his
engagement to Ruth is that she would
not wear his engagement ring. Ruth was
a young teacher and was worried that if
they knew she was getting married,
they would not renew her teaching con-
tract. So Doc likes to say they never
were officially engaged.
Doc's first job was a researcher for
the University of Hawaii, in what was
then the Territory of Hawaii. He was
there for a few years, then was hired on
by the University of Florida. He was
offered a choice between a job in
Quincy, where cotton and tobacco were
their main crops, or in Ona, where cat-
tle and citrus were the focus.


He chose Ona, and still today says
that this was one of the best decisions
he ever made. So in 1942, Dr. Elver M.
Hodges came to work at the Range
Cattle Station in Ona, which was a
brand new endeavor. He was I;, study
the soils and crops on the native land
and improve pasture and cattle land.
When Doc first arrived the native cat-
tle were "Cracker Cattle," one of the
criollo-type breeds originally brought to
the southern United States by the
Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th cen-
tury, and wiregrass was the native grass
on the land.
After many years of research, Hodges
is noted with bringing Pangola grass,
which is known as the "Cadillac of
Grasses," to the area and getting it to
grow and thrive on the terrain in the
southern peninsula of Florida.
Doc had discovered that the native
soil had a deficiency of copper, which
the Pangola grass needed desperately to
grow. By adding copper to the fertilizer,
he was able to successfully grow it,
which allowed amazing results in the
weight gain of the cattle.
Hodges was the resident agronomist
for 41 years at the Range Cattle Station,
and if asked of his accomplishments, he
humbly says it was the hard work of all
involved out there. But if you ask his
colleagues, they give much credit to
Hodges' hard work and accomplish-
ments.
His research has meant a great deal to
the Florida livestock industry. He has
helped with 40 years of research data
that has been compiled at this location
and used by the state's cattlemen in
making decisions to improve ranching
operations.
Hodges says that professionally his
biggest accomplishment was having a
hand in the growth of the peninsula of
Florida cattle industry, where the cattle
and forage grew from the native
"Cracker Cattle" and wiregrass to the


It was years of research by Dr. Elver Hodges which brought Pangola grass, known as
the "Cadillac of Grasses," to the southern peninsula of Florida, helping the cattle
industry to thrive.


Doc Hodges uses a loudspeaker at a
circa 1950s event.


COURTESY PHOTOS
A dapper Dr. Elver M. Hodges (far left) is
shown with colleagues in November of
1942.


PHOTO BY TRAYCE DANIELS
Dr. Elver Hodges makes a wish as he celebrates his 99th birthday on Tuesday of last
week.


high-grade cattle and intensive nutri-
tional procedures that are being used
today.
Doc's last job for the University of
Florida was as a contract researcher in
Malowi, Africa, for two years. At the
age of 68 and wife Ruth 66, they
embarked on a new endeavor, research-
ing thenative agriculture and lookinf
for improved resources. He enjoyed his
time there, but when asked to extend it,
he declined because he did not want to
come home a stranger to his friends and
family in Hardee County.
So he and Ruth came back to Hardee
County to enjoy their retirement years,
during which they stayed busy with the
Central Florida Healthcare Board,
which they had been a part of since its
inception in the early '70s. Doc is still
involved, and still very passionate about
getting quality healthcare for all.
Hodges has long been a member of
the First United Methodist Church of
Wauchula. He has served as a Sunday
School superintendent and teacher,
Pastor Parrish Committee member,
United Methodist Men member,
Administrative Council member, and as
chairman of the Finance Committee.
When asked if his study of science
ever conflicted with his faith in God,
Hodges replied, "I believe in the very
first verse of the Bible, so if I believe
God created the heavens and the earth,
then He can also allow a man to walk
six feet on top of the water." He has a
great understanding that God's power


has no limit.
Doc and Ruth were blessed with three
girls, Margaret, Kathy and Lucy, who
have been the center of his life. When
asked about his accomplishments, he
notes his family as being his greatest.
Dr. Elver Hodges, at age 99, says that
the secret of life is "good clean living
and lots of luck." And when asked
about his successful marriage of more
than 70 years, he says, "There were
shared values and a lot of give and
take."
Hodges has been quoted as saying,
"If you believe in nothing, and you are
about what you believe, you are noth-
ing." Because of his beliefs in God and
the research that he has been a part of,
he was made into the person he is
today.
Who says you can't have fun at 99?
Dr. Elver Hodges is a living testament
that you can. At 99 he is as sharp as
ever and a true joy and treat to be
around. His comical stories and kind
heart make him one of the many treas-
ured people in this community.
This is just a small peek into the life
of one of the extraordinary residents of
Hardee County. If you want to hear
more of Doc's quotes and witty humor,
come to his 99th Birthday Celebration
on Sunday. It is hosted by the First
United Methodist Church of Wauchula,
and will be held in the Fellowship Hall
beginning at 2 p.m.
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Letter To The Editor

Concerned Citizens Meet
At Double-J Monthly


Dear Editor:
This is in response to Mr.
Robert Shiver's letter regarding
the group of citizens that he
referred to as "followers" of a
certain county commissioner.
We feel that it is important to
address this misconception of
the purpose of this group. We
have had two meetings and are
in the process of writing by-
laws and filling with the state.
This group was started in
order to promote citizens to
become more educated and
involved in the Hardee County
government. Our purpose is to
discuss and look into various
aspects and decisions made by
our elected officials.
As a whole, the public has sat
back and left everything to the
government, assuming that
things were being handled in
the best interest of the people.
This apathy has gotten our
whole nation into trouble. It is
time we, as citizens, do our due
diligence to inform ourselves.
That is what we are promoting
in Haidee County.
In our organization meetings
we have discussed having
speakers who can help us
understand how our govern-
ment offices are designed and
how we can obtain information
that is public record. We must
know the proper avenues to
obtain information for our-
selves rather than take anyone's
opinion.
We have been encouraged by
Commissioner Grady Johnson.
He has attended our meetings
and has had some input as to
how to go about setting up the
group in order for us to have an
impact. But that is as far as it
goes.
The group is bi-partisan and
does not support any one candi-
date. Any of the commissioners


are welcome; however, realiz-
ing the Sunshine law there must
be only one in attendance at any,
one time. (Mr. Johnson stated in
the very first meeting that if any
other commissioner attends a
meeting he will leave that meet-
ing.)
Mr. Shiver's letter would
have you believe we were
addressing the fire department
as our major concern. We, as a
group of citizens, have dis-
cussed that issue but others as
well. We are not focused on one
issue but rather are trying to get
a better understanding of the
big picture. If we do the same
things in the same way we get
the same results. In this econo-
my, if the results are no longer
working, then we need to at
least consider other methods.
Since this group is very new,
we have not yet had speakers.
At a later date we would ask
county officials to present a
program. The meetings have
been strictly word of mouth, not
advertising. Yet we have had
about 40 attend each meeting.
There have been some who
missed one of the meetings due
to scheduling conflicts, vaca-
tion, etc. This tells us that there
are many people who have the
same desire to be responsible
citizens and be involved.
Our question is why does this
group seem threatening to
some. If the government is
being run efficiently and our tax
dollars are being spent wisely,
then you would think our offi-
cials would be overjoyed that
some of the taxpayers are
becoming involved. It is only
when you have something to
hide that you object. If you
don't have anything to hide
then you don't have any wor-
ries.
Since most people work and
therefore can't make the com-


mission meetings that are in the
morning we appreciate that
those meetings are recorded by
webcam and can be viewed
later or live at the time of the
meeting. We encourage the citi-
zens of Hardee County to take
advantage of this avenue to stay
abreast of items that are being
discussed. There is a night
meeting every month which is
designed to help the public
attend meetings and make com-
ments or ask questions. We


should all take advantage of
these opportunities.
Sincerely.
Judy Wilson
Pam Belflower
Pam Lovett
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for the concerned citizens group
will be 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sat.
8. We will meet at Double J
Restaurant. Any resident of
Hardee County is invited to
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Hardee To Renew


Crime Stopper Support


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With quite a few changes, the
Heartland Crime Stoppers pro-
gram will continue to receive
support from Hardee County.
At its meeting last Thursday,
the Hardee County Commission
voted to send a letter of support
for the beleaguered program
which has been a great help to
local municipal and county law
enforcement by the tips citizens
provide.
Hardee County Sheriff's
Office Maj. Randy Dey said the
major problem was bookkeep-
ing and proper bids. Hiring
family members just complicat-
ed it. "It was obvious misman-
agement, the executive director
and most of the board members
are gone. Only two or three
stayed," said Dey.
New management, including
Polk County Commissioner
Melony Bell, fromFort Meade,
will lead the program. Hardee
County Commissioner Sue
Birge has agreed to serve and
"is confident the program is
headed in the right direction."
During its investigation and
audit of Crime Stoppers, the
Attorney General's Office rec-
ommended that it be continued
only if Highlands, Hardee and
Polk counties consented to
renew the state-funded organi-
zation with new checks and bal-
ances in place to prevent a
recurrence of what had
occurred. Polk County Sheriff
Grady Judd has approved it in
his budget and the Polk County
Commission has consented to
it.
In other action, the commis-


sion:
-heard from Bowling Green
Mayor Perry Knight that the
city would return the insurance
and FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) money to
the county as well as deed to
land for a Bowling Green fire
station. Since the 2004 hurri-
cane demolished the old fire
station, the unit has operated
out of a trailer and pole barn.
"Bowling Green recognizes
the importance of a paid and
volunteer department. We
haven't had a volunteer depart-
ment in a long time and we
would like to partner with the
county to get a nice, tangible
facility for the city of Bowling
Green, like Zolfo Springs has.
We hope this $200,000 in cash
and land will be a good start for
it. It's our way of saying 'thank
you' for the services you pro-
vide," said Knight.
Commissioner Minor Bryant,
a former Bowling Green volun-
teer fireman, said volunteer
departments worked great for a
while, then everyone got busy
and it ended up with one man
driving a truck. "We can't
regress. We need to continually
improve. Let's put that on the
legislative agenda for an alloca-
tion to get a building. They've
been -in that trailer long
enough."
-heard Fire-Rescue Chief
Mike Choate introduce new
Deputy Fire Chief Bob Clanton.
-approved Crowder Gulf as
primary debris management
services for the county for three
years, with Ash Britt Environ-
mental and DRC Emergency
Services as alternates. The con-
tract is for debris removal to


clear roads and waterways after
any major disaster, like a hurri-
cane.
--reviewed last year's leg-
islative delegate packet and
changed it for this year's leg-
islative packet. Rep. Ben
Albritton and Sen.. J. D.
Alexander, or their aides, will
come on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.,
quite a bit earlier than the Dec.
17 meeting last year. Commis-
sion Chairman Terry Atchley is
chairman of the Small County
Caucus.
Removed from the previous
agenda are the Heartland Re-
gional Transportation Authori-
ty, which never moved forward,
and the Rural Area of Critical
Economic Concern (RACEC)
designation which expired. It
was renewed by Gov. Rick
Scott earlier this year.
U.S. 17 four-laning, the
Small County Road Assistance
Program (SCRAP) and Small
County Operations Program
(SCOP), wastewater infrastruc-
ture to continue Wauchula Hills
installation, and courthouse
improvements remain on the
list.
Bryant said two things need-
ed to be added. One was con-
cern about the Environmental
Protection Agency mandate for
Florida only, setting numeric
nutrient values for wastewater
standards. It could cost, cities,
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A proposed building to store
official records does not meet
state requirements.
When the floor plan and site
plan for the building to be con-
structed on South Ninth Avenue
was presented to the Hardee
County Commission last week,
Clerk of Courts B. Hugh Brad-
ley expressed his objections.
Asked by Commissioner
Minor Bryant to give his evalu-
ation of it, Bradley said al-
though the building is wanted
and needed, the plans did not
meet the Florida State Records
Storage requirements.
Facilities Director Danny
Weeks bore the brunt of the crit-
icism for the plans prepared by
Chastain Skillman for the
4,607-square-foot building
which would be one half for
records storage and one half for
the county probation and
guardian.ad litem offices which
are presently in the first floor of
the main courthouse and need
to be moved out.
It was clarified that the last
Small County Courthouse funds
for this, about $480,000, was
approved in June, 2008. At that
time, Bradley was asked for his
specifications.
"It was to be 2,532 square
feet, but this is only 2,116
square feet. We can live with


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that. There are more serious
matters," said Bradley as he
described the need for two sep-
arate vaults in the storage area.
There is only one on the floor
plan.
Bradley explained that the
state requires microfilm to be,
not only in the climate and
humidity controlled building,
but to also be in a vault. Thete
are two kinds of microfilm,
non-silver and silver gelatin and
they cannot be mixed. Weeks
said he had overlooked that and
could put another vault in the
room.
Bradley also questioned why
a restroom was included in the
storage area. Weeks said in case
an attendant was present. Brad-
ley said no one would be sta-
tioned there to watch records,
and he was more concerned in
case of a plumbing disaster
ruining the records.
He also took issue with a
maintenance building to be
added outside the main build-
ing, just south of the vault.
Bradley felt the storage of flam-
mable materials there could
provide a hazard for the records
room. Weeks said there was a
fire suppression system in the
storage building and the main-
tenance building which would
replace several portables now
used for maintenance machin-
ery and supplies. "We can store


the gas elsewhere, if that's a
problem."
Bradley said he had not been
contacted since the initial plan.
"If it doesn't comply with state
requirements, we can't use it."
Bryant said he would also
like the building moved farther
south on that property, putting
the parking lot on the north
side. If needed at some later
date, it could be merged with
the lot already to the west of the
building site. Weeks said mov-
ing it would dictate the removal
of several trees and bushes on
the alleyway between the pres-
ent parking lot and West Bay
Street. Bryant said the long-
range benefit would be worth "a
couple of trees."
After more discussion of the
pros and cons, it was decided
that, although it was a county
building, the plans would have
to be amended to meet state
requirements. Weeks was told
to work with Bradley on die
needed changes and come back
to another meeting for approval
before going out for bid.
In a related matter on Mon-
day evening, the Wauchula City
Commission approved the sec-
ond reading of ordinances to
change the zoning classification
from City Residential-1 low
density to P-SP
Public/SemiPublic and change
the Comprehensive Land Use
map accordingly.


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He celebrated his birthday on July 22 at a luncheon at
Gloria's Restaurant in Bowling Green. Attending were
Ronnie Kelley, Roy Albritton, Dr. Bill Lovett, Jimmy Parker,
Ray Joyner, Marshall Hartley, Kyle Braxton, Mike Braxton,
Jim Kelly and his cousin Raymond Riddles (right) of
Pensacola. Toole is a citrus grower and cattle rancher.
Photo shows Gloria Roussos presenting him a birthday
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are Jesus and Alicia Calvillo of
Wauchula. Paternal grandpar-
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Quintana of Joliet, I11.
Birth announcements will be
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three months of the -date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
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She celebrated the occasion
with a family trip to Lowry
Park in Tampa on Sunday, July
17.
Joining in on all the fun were
Mom, Dad and little brother
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to the Hardee Rotary Club. Shown (from left) are club President Sue Birge, Yeomans,
Michael Kelly and Janet Gilliard.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Warren Santander, administrator for Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Lake
Placid, spoke to the Wauchula Lions Club on Thursday, July 14, about two medical mis-
sionary trips taken by hospital staff members to the Dominican Republic. Florida
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Sue Lambert, coalition coordinator for the Hardee County Alliance for Substance
Abuse and Pregnancy Prevention, spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday,
July 19, at the Panda Restaurant. Goals are to encourage young people not to use alco-
hol or drugs, make healthy lifestyle choices, do well in school, be good employees,
drive safely, avoid pregnancy and make Hardee County a more attractive community.
Alcohol is a depressant, slows down major functions of the central nervous system,
and can damage long-term and short-term growth of the brain. Alcohol also affects
memory, abstract. thinking, problem solving, attention and concentration. Call 773-
6349 for more information. Pictured (from left) are Danna Van Sickle, Lambert and club
President Thomas Trevino.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County CattleWomen held a membership drive during this year's Hardee
County Fair. Cattlemen, cattlewomen and juniors were encouraged to join, and their
names were entered into a drawing for a gift basket featuring beef goodies such. as a
beef cookbook, beef apron and hat, and other promotional items. The winner was
Colton Albritton of Zolfo Springs. He is pictured above with Florida CattleWomen
President Wendy Petteway of Zolfo Springs (left) and Hardee County CattleWomen
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sil museum, art museum, water park, fossil tours, canoe rentals, historic home and gar-
dens in Wauchula, and other ecotourism and cultural heritage ideas. In photo from left
are Steven 'Southwell; Alane Solomon, Kathleen Roehm, Detwiler and club President
Thomas Trevino. Board members of Peace River Explorations, which is seeking $2.9
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or truck. Over half of home break ins are through sliding glass doors. Safety film on
windows is very important. MacNee suggests homeowners have a "Beware Of Dog"
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not in their purse while shopping. Some 75'pekbnt of identity theft is from the mail. He
suggests shredding your mail and with incoming phone calls not giving out informa-
tion such as bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and date of birth. Crime
seminars and residential surveys prevention are free. For more information call 813-
661-3700 or go to crime-prevention@live.com. Shown from left are club President
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iNearly b million Ameri-
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year, approx-imately 2 million
more are diagnosed. It's not
uncommon for people new to
diabetes to feel confused,
overwhelmed or fearful about
how to manage and live with
this chronic condition, but
with the right support from a
trusted health care team, which
includes a certified diabetes
educator, people can learn
strategies for controlling their
diabetes so that it doesn't take
over their lives.
Diane Kress, a certified dia-
betes educator, author of "The
Metabolism ,Miracle" and the
upcoming "The Diabetes
Miracle," and someone who
herself has diabetes, provides
various tips to her patients,
including a concept called
"DTime(tm)." DTime is a time
she recommends people set
aside each day to focus on
their diabetes. It's when they
test their blood sugar, log their
results and plan for healthy
eating and exercise. "DTime
helps patients focus on the
important things they need to
do each day to manage their
diabetes, and, as a result, it
frees up time so they can live
their lives," says Kress.
To help patients make the
most of their DTime, a free
five-video series has been cre-
ated that simulates a one-on-
one, on-demand coaching ses-
sion with a certified diabetes
educator. Thanks to interactive
digital capabilities, viewers of
these DTime videos have the
ability to customize their ses-
sions based on their interested


topics and personalize their
learning journey. Tips from
Kress in these videos include:
Regular blood sugar test-
ing. Testing is a key to gaining
control of diabetes. Regular
testing reveals whether blood
sugar levels are within a normal
range and provides physicians
the data necessary to make
appropriate decisions about
treatment. It also keeps patients
"honest," since blood sugar lev-
els are impacted by food choic-
es, medication and exercise.
"Not testing isn't an option,"
says Kress, "because when it
comes to blood sugar control
and our long-term health, what
we don't know can hurt us!"
Food. Having diabetes
doesn't have to prevent you
from enjoying a variety of deli-
cious foods, as long as you
make smart food choices. In the
DTime series, Kress takes
viewers to a supermarket to
shop along various grocery
aisles to educate about healthy
food choices, and she gives tips
on how to incorporate the occa-
sional indulgence in a healthy
diet for diabetes patients.
Kress also notes that under-
standing appropriate serving
sizes can help. She says it helps
to visually draw lines on our
plate and eat only as much as
fills each section. She suggests
dividing the plate into three sec-
tions-with the left section as
half the plate and the right side
divided into two smaller halves.
Nonstarchy vegetables, such as
broccoli or carrots, can fill the
entire left side. Whole grains,
such as pasta, brown rice or
sweet potatoes, can take up one-


half on the right, while the
remaining half can hold heart-
healthy lean meat, fish, poultry
or meat substitute. Understand-
ing appropriate serving sizes
makes it easier to put together
healthy meals at home and
when dining out.
Exercise. Staying active is
important in maintaining good
blood sugar control. Before
beginning, Kress recommends
taking a few minutes to prepare
and make sure you have all the
tools you need-such as a blood
glucose meter, drink and a
snack. Any activity will work,
as long as it's enjoyable and fits
into a daily schedule. Kress
suggests trying to find some-
thing enjoyable that you can do
for 30 minutes every day.
Take a few minutes to learn
more about ways to manage
your diabetes so you can find
more time to live your life. The
free DTime videos are spon-
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The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are invited:
Dover / Plant City Freeze
Protection Management Plan
Implementation Workshop:
Public forum for discussion of
freeze management plan,
Including metering, funding
assistance and dry well alloca-
tion procedure. Governing
Board and Advisory Committee
members may attend.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 23,
2011; 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: Hillsborough Community
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North Park Road, Plant City FL
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with respect to any matter consid-
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includes the testimony and evi-
dence from which the appeal is to
be issued.
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PHOTO BY JdI KELLY
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July 21. At right is Jimmy Hanchey, honorary mayor of
Wauchula Main Street. In the early 1960s both men
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national organizations for sup-
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strength that benefits your fam-
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.WOW! Only a little over a week before school starts for the fall
term.
SHowever, athletes get a wake-up call earlier, with most fall
sports starting practices on Aug. 15.
Some, such as football and volleyball, have had summer condi-
tioning. Several high schoolers have been playing summer golf.
Athletes are reminded to get their physical, and complete the
insurance and other forms, which can be picked up at the school
and should be returned there to Ms. Stagg or Mr. Judah.
Coach George Heine has alerted golfers to begin practice at 4
p.m. Monday at The Bluffs Golf Course in south Hardee County.
Coach Jan Brutus had already alerted swimmers for team sign-ups
on Monday, Aug. 8, at the pool, when suits would be ordered.
Anyone who was not at sign-ups needs to get with Coach Brutus as
soon ps possible.
Coach Don Trew will again be handling cross country, Ken
Leupold volleyball, Byron Jernigan, girls golf, and Rod Smith
junior varsity football. Varsity football has had seven-on-seven and
some practices over the summer. Camp is this week at the old
junior high gym. The pre-season Classic is at Lake Placid on Aug.
26.
Cheerleaders have been chosen for the upcoming season. For
the varsity, Taylor Bolin is captain and Chelsea Wallace is co-cap-
tain. Other cheerleaders under head coach Amy Jernigan are Sierra.
Coronado, Cassie Reyna, Savannah Albritton, Meghan Graham,
Taylor Pohl, Jenna Williams, Kaylee Mancillas, Maribel Garza,
Cierra Martinez, Shelby Lambert, Dana Douglas and Briana
Albritton.
Junior varsity head coach Jodie Skitka has a large squad, 20
girls to share cheering. Lacey McClenithan is captain, with Ashley
Baker and DeAnna Sanchez as co-captains. Others are Dana
Terrell, Katie Smith, Caroline Durrance, Farrah Muntz, Arissa
Camel, Brooke Conley, Sonya Fowler, Lark Lukawski, Alexan
Maddox, Milli Jones, Mariah Edenfield, Briana Gardner, Rayna
Parks, Danielle Smith, Meagan Araujo, Meagan Shivers and
Cheyenne Skinner.
Junior high fall sports are also under way. Coach Mark Carlton
and company have the' footballers already on the field. Shari
Knight will have softball girls going any time now.

Boxing fans, don't forget Daniel Lozano's next fight is Sept. 9
at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. He is in the main event, chal-
lenge Ernie Marquez of Denver for the WBC USBNC Title.
Lozano takes his unbeaten record in search the first of many titles
on his way to being a world champion.
!nfbrmation from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this biweekly column.


Security tor your computer
doesn't have to be confusing-
consider these tips.
The Problem
With an increasing number
of free and paid security soft-
ware options available, many
consumers are unable to differ-
entiate one solution from the
other. According to a recent
Norton survey, 60 percent of
consumers don't understand or
only somewhat understand the
difference between paid and
free security software prod-
ucts.
Adding to the confusion,
some software vendors givd
the impression that free or
basic security will provide
adequate protection against all
types of online threats, thereby
creating a false sense of securi-
ty among those who use their
products. However, free offer-
ings can put consumers at risk
and be more costly in the end.
An Answer
A comprehensive, up-to-
date security suite can protect
your computer from the latest
viruses and other malicious
programs that can cause it to
perform slowly and your pro-
grams to crash.
Security software also pro-
tects important personal -data
on your computer from being
stolen, exploited or used witg-
out your permission. That
could lead to your losing irre-
placeable data, such as photos
and videos or credit card infor-
mation. Most people under-
stand the value of the informa-
tion on their computer. When
Norton, a leading provider of
Internet security products,
asked people if they would
accept $1,000,000 in exchange
for allowing strangers unlimited
access to their computer, 71
percent said "No way!"
Fortunately, a comprehen-


sive Internet security suite will
protect your personal informa-
tion against the threats of today
and tomorrow.
What You Need To Know
When picking out security
software, keep these tips in
mind:
Identity protection features
are critics1 for protecting
against cybi,tiiminals stealing
your money and identity. En-
suring your security keeps your
identity safe as you shop, bank
and surf online.
Look for products that pro-
vide proactive protection
against known and unknown
threats such as viruses, spyware
and phishing attacks before
they do damage to your com-
puter. Key words to look for are
"proactive protection."
Choose a product from a
trusted brand known for its
expertise in security and buy
from a trusted source. Hackers
and cybercriminals are con-
stantly evolving their methods
and a well-known provider will
have the resources and expert-
ise to keep up. The security
software from Norton offers
comprehensive protection base-
d on the way users actually
behave online.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
As the junior golf summer
season ends, local teens are
preparing for the fall high
school golf season.
Coach George Heine an-
nounced on Monday that fall
golf practice begins at 4 p.m.
next Monday, Aug. 15 at The
Bluffs Golf Course. All players
are expected to have their phys-
icals, insurance and other pa-
perwork completed before prac-
tices begin. For more informa-
tion, he can be reached at 773-
8310.
Several of the teens competed
in last Thursday's Sertoma
Youth Golf Tour at Placid Lakes
Country Club. HHS grad Taylor
Barlow again had the best
round of the day, carding a 73,
one stroke off the 17-18 age
division leader Greg Gentry,


with whom Barlow has battled
all summer. HHS seniors
Dalton Hewett and Daniel
Miller tied for sixth at 89 and
Matt Godwin followed them in.
In the boys 15-16 age divi-
sion, usually steady junior Will
Bennett ended up in a three-
way tied for fourth place with
Branden Fitch and Terrell
Williams, who also finished at
86. Bryson White finished tied
for ninth and William Beattie
finished for the Hardee contin-
gent.
In the littlest age group, the
six-to-eight age division which
plays six holes, Cash Smoak
finished first with a 35 and
Chance Smoak finished fourth.
The summer tour finished
with a rounds at the Country
Club of Sebring, and the final
tour championship at Sun N'
Lake.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
OF CITY COMMISSIONERS OF THE

CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a Special Meeting on
Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be
held. Items on the agenda: Interview Therese Leary and Charles Baughman for the
City Manager's Position, and any other business that may come before the Com-
mission.

The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation
as provided for in the Americans with Disabilitle Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131t .

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Frederick M. Knight
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Collins
City Cleri8:11



HARDEE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY


HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


"HARDEE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
VISITOR EXPERIENCE"

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority hereinafter referred to as (IDA) will
receive proposals from professional firms and/or Individuals to develop an economy-build-
ing strategy based on eco and agri-tourism appropriate for the area.

The vision of the IDA is to build and diversify its economy and improve the quality of life
for its residents by creating a unique, marketable visitor experience using valuable natural
resources. Proposals received at:

Hardee County Economic Development Office
Attn: Sarah Pelham, Procurement Manager
107 East Main Street
Wauchula, FL 33873

until Friday, August 26, 2011 at 3:00 P.M.at which time they will be publicly opened by the
Procurement Manager or designee and read aloud. Bidder is responsible for the delivery
of its proposal and/or letters of intent. Those received after the specified day and time will
not be opened.

The IDA will accept, review and evaluate proposals and may require verbal presentations
prior to final selection. The selection process shall be open to the public and records main-
tained in accordance with Florida Statute 287.055, Consultants Competitive Negotiation
Act.

Consultants shall submit one original (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with eight (8)
copies of their proposal. Proposal is scheduled to be awarded by the Hardee County In-
dustrial Development Authority at a time and date to be determined later.

The full RFP package can be picked up at the Hardee County Economic Development Of-
fice located at 107 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, by sending a request by email
to sarah.pelham@hardeemail.com, downloaded from www.hardeebusiness.com, or re-
quest by phone to (863)773-3030.

The IDA is an equal opportunity employer. The IDA reserves the right to: waive informalities
and/or irregularities in any BID, delete any portion of the project; extend the project within
the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the IDA. The
IDA reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s). The IDA may postpone the award for a
period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the bid opening
date.

Marcus Shackelford, Chairman
Hardee County Industrial Development Authority 8:11c


Your Business Could Appear Herel
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald Advocate


NOTICE

ANNUAL REVIEW OF SPECIAL EXCEPTION

All interested persons are hereby notified that there will be an annual review of the Special
Exception granted to Roy A Brown to operate a bar with pool tables, located on his property
at 701 S. 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida. The property is legally described as:

.45 AC BEG NE COR SE1/4 OF NE1/4 & RUN S 0 DEG 31M OOS W ALONG E LINE
132 FT THEN S 89 DEG 57 MIN 00 SEC W 133.17 FT TO A PT ON E R/W LINE OF
US HWY 17 N 11 DEG 33M OOS ALONG SAID R/W 134.70 FT TO A PT ON N
LINE OF SE1/4 OF NE1/4 N 89 DEG 57M OOS E ALONG N LINE 161.33 FT TO
POB9 34S 25E

The Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board will review the request on Monday, August 15,
2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula,
Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to
appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need
a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is
made.


CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/Rick Knight
Mayor


ATTEST:
s/Holly Collins
City Clerk


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PRICE REDUCED! 38.5 ac on
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Pole barn & 2BR/2BA MH.
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Great size for beginning citrus
owner! 10 ac Valencia grove
w/two 4" wells, pump, micro-jet
irrigation, drain tile $95,000!
PRICE REIJUCED! 10 ac
farmland w/well, pump, fencing
on private road. NOW $65,000!
34 ac fenced pastureland on
private, graded rd in Zolfo
Springs, Two wells, Greenbelt
qualified. $238,000!


Beautiful native Florida!
Secluded 5 ac of wooded land
has deeded access to Peace
River! Canoe, camp, fossil hunt,
relax! $90,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Pack your
overnight bags & head to this
peaceful retreat! 5 ac fenced
w/lots of oaks, pond, creek,
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Imagine your new home in the
perfect setting! Beautiful 31 ac
pasture in Ona. Fenced &
adorned w/oak & pine trees.
$230,000!
Two beautiful building lots in
Zolfo zoned R-1A, each
155'x110'. City water available,
septic allowed. $7,000 each!
Escape the gridlock! One-room
rustic cabin sits on 22 ac
fenced pastureland w/estab-
lished oaks, 4" well, 2 barns,
private rd! $175,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 333 ac
ranch has pasture, irrigation
system, 12" well, 3BR/3BA two-
story home, 3,000 ft landing
strip. $1,165,500!


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KAREN O'NEAL..... 781-7633 MONICA REAS........781-0888
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Agriculture
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, Injectors, can
remove and Insteal 3-381-0538.
1:27;8:18p
L. DICKS INC. Is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2011/12 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


MAYTAG WASHER & DRYER
$100. 863-781-5279. 8:11p


1992 TRACKER, automatic, 4 WD,
$1,300 cash, 781-1062. .8:11c
05 DODGE Pickup, $4,850. 781-
1062. 8:11c
91 CADILLAC DEVILLE, white,
runs good, no A/C, $1,200. 863-
589-2303. 8:4-9:1 p
CASH NOWI Crooms Used Cars
and Salvage picks up your junk
cars and pays top dollar. Call to
discuss any type of vehicle. 863-
781-3767, 863-401-5085. 3:3tfc
If you add to the truth, you
Subtract from it.


TEACHERS with FCCPC creden-
tials needed at local children's
learning center. Salary is nego-
tiable depending on previous
work experience. Apply in person
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am 5:30
pm, 815 East Main Street,
Wauchula, FL. 8:11,18c
LEAD ROOFER, metal shingles
and single ply systems, for small
busy company. Salary based on
axoerlence. Call for Interview


3/1 CB HOME 1500 sq. ft., new
A/C, 1 acre, 3 miles out of town.
Lots more. 863-767-9055 not after
9:00 pm. $89,000. 8:11-9:8p
THREE BEDROOM/two bath, dou-
ble wide on ten fenced acres,
garage, CBS storage building,
$95,000. 863-735-1801 or 863-
448-2877. 7:21-8:18p


FOR SALE-king size mattress
and box springs, 2 months old.
Paid $680, now $250 OBO, 863-
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from two roads. Priced to sell at $185,000
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with +/- 5 acres with lots of trees Central air & heat.
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porch Priced at $135,000
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25 hp Mercury 4 stroke $4500
OBO. Hot tub $400 OBO. Kabota
Diesel lawn tractor 44" cut $550.
Cockatiel with cage $35. 735-
0094. 8:11,18p


ONE BEDROOM MOBILE home in
Sunrise Mobile Home Park on
Hwy 31, Arcadia. Easy access to
mailboxes, Rec. Room & pool.
Your grandkids will love it. $3,000
cash. Call 445-0234 or 735-1669.
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vices, at peace with your
neighbors, and let each
new year find you a better
man.
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PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Russell Sanchez and Gloria
Alvarado will be sold pursuant to
warehouseman's lien. Said sale
will be at 115 SR 66, Zolfo Springs
Storage at 9 am on August 20th,
2011 and at 114 Cariton Street,
Wauchula Storage on the back-
side on August 20th, 2011 at 9:30
am. 8:11 18c


CKC REGISTERED Mini Dauch-
shund puppies, 2 males, 1 female
left, $350. Will be ready Aug. 15th,
taking deposit. 863-773-3808.
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ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


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ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


WHOLESALE PLANT SALE-All 3
gal pots $4.50-1 gal pots $2.50.
Plumbago, Crape Myrtle, Lig-
ustrum, Texas Sage, Thryallis,
Viburnum, Jasmine and more.y
Trees-Bottle Brush, Rain & Crape
Myrtle $10 or 3 for $25. Center
Hill Nursery, 2949 Center Hill
Road, between Wauchula and
Bowling Green, off SR62, 4.5
miles west US 17. 863-223-5561.
8:4-9:11p



4BR/2BA AND 3BR/2BA two story
duplex for sale, good location in
Zolfo Springs. Call 863-781-4529
for Information. 4:28tfc
. ... -

3 BR, 2 BATH large home, 2 story
R. Kazen Rd., Wauchula. No pets.
$800 month, $400 dep. and 1 BR
apt. $450 month, $200 dep. 417-
867-3234. 8:11c
LARGE 3 BR, 2 BATH house
Riverview subdivision $1,000 plus
deposit, 773-4740. 8:11-9:8p
HOUSE 3/1 central air, heat, utility
room, carport, very spacious,
very nice, 735-2626. 8:11c


2 BR, 1 BATH upstairs apartment,
$750 monthly, $300 security. No
pets. No smoking. 863-773-6255.
8:11,18c
3 BR, 1 1/2 BATH, 833
Chamberlin, $600 month, first/last
rent, 781-0982. 8:11p
4/2, tile floor, $700 month plus
deposit, 382-2699. 8:4-9:1p
APARTMENTS 2 bedrooms and
up starting at $425. 863-773-0123.
8:4-9:1 p
1 BR APARTMENT, Hwy 17 North.
Very nice, clean and partially fur-
nished, good environment. 863-
773-6736 or 863-245-3321.
8:4-9:1p
2 BR, 1 Bath, central A&H, car-
port, large lot, $575 month plus
deposit, Zolfo Springs, 407-929-
6491. 8:4,11c
3 BR, 2 BA, good location, nice
two story duplex, freshly painted,
remodeled, central AC and heat
for rent in Zolfo Springs, first and
last months rent, $625/month,
plus security deposit. Call 863-
781-4529 for Info. 8:4tfc
TWO BEDROOM, one bath apart-.
ment $450 plus deposit, 832-
1984. 7:28-8:25p
THREE BEDROOM, two bath,
$800 plus deposit, no pets, 832-
1984. 7:28-8:25p
ATTENTIONIThe Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women, tfc-dh


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$99 Move In Special through August 31"'
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
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Spacious 2, 3 & 4 BR Garden Apts.
Open, quiet country setting.
Close to Sheriff's Station on Martin
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APT. and HOUSES for rent, 773-
6667. 8:11c
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MOBILE HOMES 1 bed-$300 mo.;
2 bed-$350 mo-up; 3 bed-$450
mo. up. Close to schools & hospi-
tal, no pets, $200 deposit. Se
habla espanol 863-698-4910 or
863-698-4908. 6:9tfc



OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT.
Perfect setting for medical office,
920 square foot, flexible design,
front lobby, reception area, and 4-
5 Individual rooms. $900 monthly
OBO. 406 South 6th Ave,
Wauchula, call 863-773-6162.
6:30tfc



IN HOME CHILDCARE in my
home, close to schools, limited
space, CPR certified, 863-448-
3182. 8:11,18p
4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256-
749, 863-214-1471. 7:21-9:29p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
. collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. 4:28tfc/dh
NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting in Hardee County.
Thursday 7 p.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. 9:2dhtfc
OVERCOME MEETINGS
(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and seel
Kenny Sanders is the facilitator.
More information call 773-5717.
6:10tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. 12:6tfcdh
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number, tfc-dh



RABBIT CAGE (outside) for a 4-H
youngster, reasonable price, 863-
832-1197. 8:11dh


HHC THRIFT STORE 226 W. Main,
Wauchula. Consignment, lay-
away, 773-0550. 6:16tfc


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SATURDAY, 2653 Barkdoll Rd.
First dirt road to right off SR 62.
Couches, desks, beds, dresser,
clothes all sizes. 8:11p


3 FAMILY YARD SALE, Saturday,
8-?. 711 Altman Road. 8:11 p
REFRIGERATORS, king beds,
school clothes, all on sale. Men's
pants $1 each. Ms. Edna's beside
Double J. 8:11c
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now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
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123 N. 7th Ave. We need your
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263 Boyd Cowart Rd., Wauchula,
9-2. 7:28-8:11p
SATURDAY, 7-7, 318 Riverside
Drive. Clothing for all, recliner,
household. 8:11p
3 FAMILY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY,
5017 Willow Ave, B.G.
Sandblaster, welding gages,
torches, large pots, dishes, new
Jack LaLanne Power Juicer $40,
rabbits, hamsters, glass sink, fur-
niture. 8:11p
TAMPA JOHN YARD SALE,
Saturday, Sunday, 8-? 612
Louisiana, Wauchula. 8:11p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-2. 1075
Knollwood Circle. Ladies plus
clothes, HJH tee shirts, jeans.
8:11p


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Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
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206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home recently Vacation Home REDUCED!!
remodeled including in-ground pool. Located on home in Punta Gorda. Local
a dead end street in a great neighborhood. canal that leads into Charlot
REDUCED TO $179,500!
Nice lot in Torrey communi
NEW....REDUCED PRICE! Beautiful home Hole Number 6 of Torrey Oa
located in Briarwood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 $14,900 Owner will build
Bath house with wrap around porch, detached $159,900!
2 car garage with office and full bath. Was 4- bedroom, 4 bath custom
$475,000 ....Now $359,000!
w $ acres. County road access,
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in town. Cute house ome is complimentedwith
with nice landscaping. WAS $97.500 ...and in-ground pool. Land al
REDUCED TO $79,500! producing nursery. $430,000
Great home on several largi
18t acres. House & Grove. Close in approxi- Never been for sale before
lately 1,850 sf of living. Nice screened porch. 3 under carpet in bedrooms
Bedrooms & 2 Baths. 17 ac of grove, mostly ear- Massive brick fireplace. 3 bi
lies. 6" deep well, microjet & diesel power unit. car carport. Asking $229,000
Only $295,000


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Realtor Associates
(863)781-1423 Calvin Bates
(863)273-1017 D)sty Albritton
Rick Knight (863)781-1396


Rick Knight
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ted on a deep water
te Harbor. $89,000!
ty with frontage on
iks Golf Course. Lot
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built home on 9
next to Wauchula.
screened back porch
Iso has 7 acres of

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v. Hardwood floors
. Central air/heat.
edrooms, 2 baths. 2


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2.16 acres in a very desirable country setting & close to town.
MOTIVATED SELLER-BRING OFFERS! PRICE REDUCED to
$189,999. Call Mikey @ 781-1698.
REDUCED! 182 acres of rolling pasture for cattle, sod, farm, or
develop. Zoned farm residential, 90% improved, cow pens, cross
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832-0370


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home outside city limits, central heat & air,
one car carport, wall to wall carpet, large
oaks, outbuildings and alarm system. .inly
$175.000
3 Bedroom / 2 Bath CB home. Great
Investment opportunity at a great price. Qnly
S35.000
Commercial Lot, corner of Main St. and Hwy
64 East, Priced ( $59.000 for 1.28 acreage.
2BR / 2Bth Home with extra lot, Central
heat/air, one car garage, citrus trees, work-
shop, storage. S65.000 Call Nancy for more
information.
Adults/Over 55 Only! Very well maintained
Mobile Home in Avion Palms Resort. Only
$75.000
Retirement Community! 1 Bedroom 2 bath
M/H including lot. Call today for more
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BOWLING GREEN!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
home nice corner lot with total sq. ft. 1,292.
Only $38.000
NEW LISTING!! Beautiful 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath
CB home in Knollwood. Central heat / air,
two car garage, close to schools, total sq. ft.
3,079, on a cul-de-sac. Priced ( $189.000


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COURTESY PHOTO
Mother and son both placed third in the July 23 Crystal
River Twilight' Triatholon. Zachary Durastanti, 10, and
mom Regan Davenport proudly display their medals after
completing the race. Zack was the youngest competitor
in the race, finishing the one-quarter-mile swim, 10-mile
bike ride and 3.1-mile run in one hour 22 minutes to
place third in his age group. Mom finished the course in
one hour nine minutes to place third in her age group.

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Richard Dasher
781-0162


Victor Salazar
245-1054


PRICED TO SELL! 3 Bd / 2 Bth CB home
w/double lot, central heat and air, one car
garage, hardwood / carpet flooring,
$110.000
MUST SEE TO BELIEVEII If your family
enjoys the outdoors, you must see this
unique listing that brings outdoor living to
you. Features 6 outbuildings includes 2,000
SF. Barn w/23ft ceilings, work shop, storm
room, outdoor kitchen w/stainless steel fix-
tures, fire pit, potting shed, large gazebo
overlooks pond-well stocked w/fish,
includes aerator, outbuildings w/pens and
fenced. Also 14 x 60 MH sealed in rough cut
pine, front and back porches. Trees and
maintained lawn. MUCH MORE, Call Nancy
forAppt. Priced at $175.000
5 Acres on Terrell Road has been Re-Zoned
R-1 for multi-family-Single Family Homes.
$75.000
150 Acres-Hwy 17 frontage, fenced-ready
for your agri-business, home or both. $6.000
Per Acre Neaotlablel!
ONLY $7,500 PER ACRE!! 10 AC fenced, 4
inch well, great location for home, farming,
multi-business. Ask for Nancyll
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seen rather than felt, and
poetry is painting that is
felt rather than seen.
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Wise
KAREN COLLINS, MS, RD, CDN
SAMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR
CANCER RESEARCH
Q: If beans like kidney and
garbanzo beans are good
sources of protein, does this
include bean sprouts?
A: No. A half-cup of mung bean
sprouts supplies only one to two
grams of protein. A half-cup
serving of most dried beans
supplies about seven grams of
protein, about equal to the pro-
tein in one ounce of meat or
poultry. Enjoy sprouts for the
crunch they add to salads and
stir-fries, but don't rely on them
as a source of protein or miner-
als for a "meatless meal." The
FDA has issued health advi-
sories about eating raw sprouts
due to occasional illness from
E. coli or Salmonella. Raw
sprouts pose the most danger to
children, the elderly and others
with weaker immune systems.
Sprouts that have been thor-
oughly cooked do not seem to
pose a risk.


You may have tangible wealth untold: caskets of jewels
than I you can never be. I had a Mother who read to me.


Q: What should I look for when
purchasing papaya?
A: Great choice! Papayas,
which are extremely high in
vitamin C, also provide lots of
beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxan-
thin (another carotenoid),
folate, magnesium and potassi-
um. These sweet fruits can dif-
fer widely in size, shape, and
color the flesh inside may be
yellow, pinkish-orange or red.
Because-ofThese color differ-
ences, it's difficult to judge
ripeness by color. Instead, look
for a papaya that gives slightly
to palm pressure without being
too soft. If needed, ripen the
fruit at room temperature. Store
ripe papaya in the refrigerator
for up to a week. The cluster of
small black seeds in the center
cavity is edible, though most
people discard them. Serve
chunks of papaya in a fruit
plate, added to a green salad or
as a topping for chicken or fish.
It's also great chopped with
some cilantro and sweet red
pepper for a flavorful fruit
salsa.


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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Idea location for an office or other retail facili-
ty, this 2B/2Bth home has 2988 sq. ft., central
H/A. $135,000
Hydroponic Farm 8.91 acres with barn, cool-
er, seed house, green houses; everything needed
to produce your fruit and vegetables. $225,000
Well-built 3B/2.5Bth home, new kitchen, plenty
of storage inside plus 12x18 detached utility,
double garage and screened 12x16 porch.
$169,000
-COMPLETELY FURNISHED 2B/lBth M/H
with nice yard and screened porch. $29,000
Updated C/B home, 3B/15Bth, almost new A/C
and roof. List Price $115,000


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DORIS S LAMBERTGRI Broker


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
3B/2B, C/B home, ceramic tile and carpet floors,
large eat- in kitchen, spacious bedrooms, locat-
ed in family neighborhood. $115,000
9 acres located on corner of two high volume
traffic areas; perfect commercial building site
or for home. $100,000
Build a house or place a mobile home on this 25
acre tract in western Hardee County. Acreage
is fenced on three sides and has a small shed.
$30,000
PRICE REDUCED! 26252 acres with road
frontage, large pines, 100 acres cleared. $3000
per acre
3.4 acre corner lot; nice secluded property that
has native trees. $6,000
CAN COUNT ON [R
KENNETH A. LAMBERT. Broker


ASSOCIATES
DELOIS JOHNSON 773-9743 CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518


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-Strickland Gillilan


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Dining room start $197
Living room tables $99
4 Pc. Bedroom Start $397
Recliners start $3977
Spend over $1,000 and get
additional 10% off
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High School Went


Up To The 13th Grade!


By KATIE CARTER
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview was with Elizabeth
Carter.
Q: What sports were available to
play in high
school? ,
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Baseball, I tjo\
basketball,
hockey,
shooting lessons, swimming, track, ten-
nis, bowling, softball, ice skating and
rollerblading. The schools didn't have a
swimming pool or tennis court.
Q: What sports did you play in
high school?
SA: Basketball, women's softball and
skating.
Q: What type of things did you do
for fun after school?
A: Didn't really have much to do
like now, but I worked at the dime
store.
Q: How did you get to and from
school?
A: I walked because I only lived six
blocks from school. We didn't have
buses.
Q: What types of things were
available for you to eat for lunch?
A: We didn't have cafeterias, so we
had to bring our own lunch to school,
which was usually sandwiches and
fruit.
Q: What school clubs did they
have?
A: We really didn't have any school
clubs back then, but there was French,
Spanish, cooking and sewing.
Q: What were the main courses in
school?
A: Math, English, history, French or


used on your hands. Every time you got
in trouble, you had to stay after school
for an hour.
Q: What was your least favorite
subject in high school?
A: I didn't like math; basically
because I wasn't very good at it.
Q: What schools did you go to?
A: There was a grade school which
was grades 1-8, and then there was
high school which was grades 9-13.
Q: What did you want to be when
you were little and why?
A: I wanted to be a nurse because 1
liked it, and I wanted to do something
good that would also help others.
Q: What school clubs were you in?
A: I was in Sewing and French.


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Q: What was your main interest in
school?
A: Nursing.
Q: Where did you go to school at?
A: Canaaa.
Q: How many grades were there?
A: There were 13 grades instead of
12.
Q: What was your main entertain-
ment interest?
A: Dancing.
Qi What was required to go to col-
lege?
A: You'had to complete grade 13
and had to have taken French or Latin.
Q: What was the 13th grade for?
A: It was like the first year of col-
lege.


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COURTESY PHOTO
The teenage Elizabeth Carter loved to
dance.
Spanish, and world geography.
Q: What was the dress code for
school?
A: We had uniforms, which were
navy blue jumpers, white shirts, white
or blue knee-high socks and tennis
shoes.
Q: What were your grades like in
school?
A: Mostly B's and C's, and some
A's.
Q: What was your favorite subject
in high school?
A: Mostly English, but I also liked
home economics and physical educa-
tion.
Q: What were the consequences
for doing something bad in school?
A: You either had to call your par-
ents to come get you and you were sent
home for the rest of the day, or you had
to go into the office and got a big strap


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BOWLING GREEN
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning ..................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship
Ist & 3rd ..............4:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE
FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Morning Worship ................10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday ......................5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 -375-2253
SUNDAY:
Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult ..................6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade)....6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............. 6:00 p.m.
,Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................I I:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... I1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
773-3689 781.5887
Sunday Worship .................. 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion .... 11:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast..................11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ...7:00 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ................6.....600 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................:30 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service.............:.... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship...................7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club...............................7:00 p.m .

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............:.6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CIIURCH
5076 Lily leuikli Rd. 494-5622
SSunday School ..;..............10:00 a.m..
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
English Service .................. 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call fir locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I I:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. :00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday ............ ........7:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men :v Leaderslip & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CIIURCH OF JESUS CHRIST -
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ......................... 1:00 a.m.


WAUCHULA

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
- CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ......................... 10:00 a.m.
Servicio ........................ .... 11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ......................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
M artes Oracion ......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio...................... 7:30 p.m.
Viem es Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................... 7.30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship.........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..-:'7:00 p.m.

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ................10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Church Orchestra.................. 5:00 p.m.
Youth M inistry...................... 6:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry .............. 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
W orship ............................. 6:00 p.m .
Adult Choir Rehearsal ....... 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ......................... 10:45 a.m .
Kids World B.L.A.S.T
(K -5th) ............................ 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service .................10:45 a.m
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ................6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.

FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CIIURCI
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship I 1:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study............10 00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m..
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m..
Wed. Family Night .............7:00 p.m..
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church.

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 I.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCHl
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.................9:00 a.m.


Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
W orship................ ........... I0:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ...............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. ............... 7:00 p.m.

IIGIIER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... I1:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9" Ave.
M artes ................................ 7: 30 p.m .
Jueves .................................. 7:30 p.m .
Domingo.............................. 10:30 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ..............................6:00 p.m .
M iercoles............................... 7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service ...................... 2:00 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service ...................10:00 a.m.


LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening ...................... 6:00 p.m.


LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School ..................... :45 a.m.
Morning Service ............1.... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.


MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....l 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) ....................... 7:00 p.m.


NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children-Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(Ist & 3r Sun.) .................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............1 :00 i.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun.
Communion .................... 0:00 a.m.
2'" & 4" Sun.
Divine Worship................ 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ........................ 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main
773-5814
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. I11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radid Program
WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418


Sunday .................................9:00 a.m .
Holy. Days .....................................

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATIIOLIC CHURCII
408 lHeard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) .................7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ................1:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. Illth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ..................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00.p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. .................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.


TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ....................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service :...........7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Church..................................10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ......................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
M en's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............I :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service............7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m.

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor- 773-6657
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:Ob p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ................ .10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ................... .........10:00 a.m .
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Training Union .................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENIER
3426_Qak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ....................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship............................. ..11:00 a.m.
Evening..................................1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcarc 735-
8586
Morning Worship .............. 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church............... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.TH. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE '
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
............................................ 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service ................... 11:00 a.m.


ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.....................I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones.............1..............0:00 a.m.
Doctrina............................ 11:30 a.m .

PANISHMISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica.. ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club.......................... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Scrvicio............................. 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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Nelson.
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his features. So in 1948 an exact
replica was made and placed at
eye level. Now everyone can see
him.
That's what God did at Christ-
mas.
He came down from heaven,
was bom of the Virgin Mary, and
lived a sinless life to show us what
He's like in Jesus.
He humbled Himself even
further, going so far as to die on a
cross for us.
Behold Him, believe and live!

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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
The Board of County Com-
missioners, together with Fred
Sutherland, tax assessor of Har-
dee County, met as an equaliza--
tion board on Monday. Suther-
land presented the 1936 tax roll.
Its final evaluation will be fixed
at a meeting next Thursday. The
board authorized 'the Peace


River Distilling Co. as exempt
from taxes inasmuch as the
company is not in business and
has no revenue. Many taxpay-
ers came asking for an equaliza-
tion on their taxes.

Residents of Hardee County
received a total of $83,410 from
the Home Owners Loan Corp.
during the three-year period of
refinancing mortgages. There
were 67 Hardee non-farm
homeowners, who were able to
pay an average of $226 on taxes
and assessments while refinanc-


For the week ended August 4, 2011
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 7,199 com-
pared to 7,498 last week, and 9,695 last year. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to one week ago, slaughter cows steady to 1.00 lower, bulls 1.00
to 3.00 lower, feeder steers unevenly steady, heifers steady to 1.00
lower, replacement cows poorly tested.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs
400-500 lbs
500-600 lbs


Frame No. 1-2
155.00-200.00
133.00-180.00
120.00-145.00
116.00-136.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 134.00-175.00
300-400 lbs 120.00-147.00
400-500 lbs 112.00-125.00
500-600 lbs 110.00-122.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent
60.00-69.00
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs
77.00-88.00






Dangerous and Fully Awake
What am I here for? What is God's plan?
Why does He want me to take a stand?
Who am I anyways, so small, so weak?
He really doesn't want me to stand and speak.
I am no different than any other.
I'm just a wife, sister, daughter and mother.
What do I have to offer that is unique?
I am not bold or powerful. I'm simply weak.

My daughter, don't you realize My love for you?
My Son died on the cross to pay your dues.
From the beginning of time with Adam and Eve,
Sin was what made my children leave.
But that was all part of my glorious plan.
I've called you by name to take the stand.

For you must be dangerous and fully awake,
My children and their souls are greatly at stake.
So you, My dear child, mother, sister, and friend,
I've called you purposefully to fight and defend.

The beginning of My story and the end are the same.
I gave you freedom to be wild, not tame.
So go out into this world hearing the battle cry.
I need you, don't give up, never ask why.
Utilize the gifts and the talents only you possess.
You're going to be the one who saves a lost princess.

Be bold in your actions. Don't cower in fear.
For the Prince of Peace is whispering in your ear.
Never lose sight of the freedom that's at stake.
Fight like a lioness. Be dangerous and fully awake.

-Amyi Bryan
Wauiichula
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Heartland Workforce has submitted an application to,
Workforce Florida, Inc., requesting renewal of its author-
ization to operate as direct service provider (Direct Con-
trol) for delivery of certain services in the DeSoto,
Hardee, and Highlands county One-Stop Career Cen-,
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Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org, Ques-
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Diana McGee from Senator Bill Nelson's Office will be
at the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
Chambers on Monday, August 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
to discuss the latest developments regarding the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency's Numeric Nutrient Crite-
ria.

For more information, please call the County Manager's
Office at 863/773-9430.

Terry Atchley, Chairman
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ing their mortgages.

Hardee County received
$3,101 as its share of one-half
of the Kanner gas funds. It was
allocated as follows: road and
bridge, $1,838.27; agricultural,
$71; road maintenance, $64.31;
outstanding indebtedness,
$172.71; 'mothers pensions,
$375; and race track, $550.

At Grady's Market in the
IGA store, specials included
sliced bacon at 35 cents a
pound, good Florida steak at
two pounds for 35 cents; pick-
led pigs feet at two for 15 cents;
and fresh mullet at three pounds
for 25 cents.

50 YEARS AGO
The Board of County Com-
missioners has adopted a new
budget of $587,353 and fixed
the millage at 27 mills.
Meanwhile, the Board of Public
Instruction postponed action on
its proposed budget of
$1,298,062 for the 1961-62
school year until its Aug. 21
meeting, at which time it will
set a proposed salary schedule
for instructional personnel.
Superintendent Wilton Steph-
ens said he "was not completely
satisfied with it yet."

Hardee County, a rapidly
growing citrus producer, will at
long last have a concentrate
plant here. Officials of
McDonald & Olliff, Wauclula
canning firm, have announced
plans for a concentrate plant at
the site of their canning plant.
A building at the corner of Oak
and Fourth Avenue will be con-
verted into a subzero storage
warehouse for the finished
product.

Plans for instituting a Grey
Ladies program in at least one
of the county's elementary
schools this year will be dis-
cussed by a Red Cross repre-
sentative at a pre-school confer-
ence for teachers on Monday.



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Miss Ruth Sutherland, school
supervisor, said it would be
started at Wauchula Elementary
this term. The Grey Ladies care
for children who become ill at
school until they can be taken to
their parents or a doctor.
Champion of the Hardee
County Softball League for the
third straight season is the
Revell team, which downed
Chapman Fruit in two straight
games. Members of the team
pictured in a Page One photo
are batboy Earl Pace, Manager
Bill See, J.B. Waldron, Pepper
Whidden, Bob Norris, batboy
Lee Revell, Jackie See, Wilson
Lee Revell, batboy Al Pace,
Dwayne Norris, John Deere,
Buddy Williams, Bill Hatawey
(most valuable player), Graham
Johnson, Ken McLeod, Robert
Ray Smith and Lewis Pace.
25 YEARS AGO
An old-fashioned political
rally will be held at the Hardee
County Agri-Civic Center on
Jan. 21, said Democratic Com-
mittee chairman John Maddox.
Among the speakers expected
are School Board candidates
Donald Earl Albritton, William
"Bill" Lambert Jr., Mary Ann
Cobb, William "Bill" Ferguson,
Lewis Pace, Ray Spears, Don
Butler and Jimmy Scarborough
and County Commission candi-


dates C.L. Johnson, Roland
Skipper, Benny Albritton and
Benny Hash.
About 30 irate citizens
jammed the Bowling Green
Commission to complain about
the firings of Capt. Jimmy
Johnson, Sgt. Shafter Crawford
and the police dog which were
recently relieved of duty.
Commissioner Perry Knight
had the last word when he said
he would, never try to tell Clerk
Helen Williams how to do her
job or Superintendent of Public
Works Mack Bryan how to do
his. Knight said he would talk
to Police Chief Roy Alderman
about an open-door policy, but
would not try to tell him how to
run his department.

The Golden Corral Steak
House has had a successful
grand opening at its building on
U.S. 17 South. The 196-seat
restaurant served about 8,000
customers in the first 13 days.

Sellers Market specials this
week include: Merita Italiano
bread 79 cents a loaf,
Sunnyland bologna $1.39 a
pound, ground beef $1.09 a
pound, and iceberg lettuce 39
cents a head.

10 YEARS AGO
After 150 minutes of reach-


ing out and reaching no one,
phone service was restored on
Monday afternoon. The nearly
12,000 phone customers locally
went without when someone
cut the only long-distance line
out of the county. Sprint
promises not a Band-Aid, a
short-term interim fix, but
upgrades to the front-end of
new technology.

A Page One photo shows
workers clearing a path to begin
cleaning up the 35,500 tires ille-
gally strewn on a four-acre
property off Old Bradenton
Road in Wauchula. That's
expected to cost $55,813. At
another 'site, off Reynolds
Road, another 4,000 tires will
* take about $7,820 for proper
removal and disposal by the
state Department of Environ-
mental Protection.
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The Hardee County School
Board has given tentative
approval to an eight percent tax
increase and $43.5 million bud-
get for the 2001-02 fiscal year.
The final public hearing is set
for Sept. 10.

S&S Suprex specials this
week include frozen pig feel at
59 cents a pound, bleach 89
cents a jug, fresh celery at 59
cents a pound, and corned beef
at $1.39 a pound.


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Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg


REALITY RANCH YOUTH RODEO -
SENIORS DIVISION
Well, the time has come to conclude the 2010-11 season of the
Reality Ranch Youth Rodeo with the Seniors division.
This group is just the reverse of the Juniors Jake Bolip is the
lone cowboy but, boy, did he love being surrounded by these pret-
ty (and very talented) cowgirls: Lacey Cumbee, Hailey Andrews
and Loni Damboise. (Even at the Arcadia Youth Rodeo banquet,
whenever I looked over at Jake, he had cowgirls swarming around
him like bees to honey!)
Lacey is a barrel-racer (following in sister Kelli's footsteps),
and she took home the winner's buckle. The finals was the last run
made by her beautiful black horse before an injury took him out of
competition for good.
Haile, and Loni compete in barrels, pole-bending and goat-
tying. Loni also ropes, in both breakaway and team roping (with
brother Kade as her partner). Hailey, on the other hand, goes for
more contact events, competing against the boys in chute-doggin'
(in which she placed third).
Hailey won the belt buckles in both pole-bending and goat-.
tying, with Loni right behind her in second place in both events.
Loni took first place (and the buckle) as heeler in the team roping,
and she shared this win with her team roping partner, brother Kade,
who took first place in the header position. (Yes, Kade got his own
winner's belt buckle I included him in this group since this was
the only event that Kade competed in.)
Jake took home the belt buckle in the calf tie-down event, and
placed second in both the breakaway and chute-doggin' events,
plus a third-place win in the goat-tying.
Not a bad season for all five of these youth, but Loni went one
step further! Congratulations, Cowgirl, for winning the engraved
saddle as the All-Around Senior Cowgirl!
The new season of Reality Ranch Youth Rodeo will soon be
upon us, starting on Sept. 24 at the arena on State Road 66 in Zolfo
Springs. I've been told they're switching things up, starting witg
the roughstock events at 11 a.m., including the addition of saddle
bronc riding. (And I hear tell that Matt Carlton has been mentoring
a young rider eager to learn way to go, Matt!) The timed events
will follow after the bullriding.
Come out for a fun day, with the best concession food around,
and cheer on these great young rodeo stars! (And I promise, no
more photos of Justin Webb at least until next year's banquet!)
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Lacey Cumbee receives her winner's belt buckle from
Justin Webb for the Seniors barrel-racing.


Kade Damboise is presented with his belt buckle by
Justin Webb for being the first-place header in the team-
roping event.


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Allen Carver presents Jake Bolin with the belt buckle for
winning the Seniors calf tie-down roping event. Allen's
company sponsored the buckle.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 13-year-old Lakeland girl
is playing competitive softball
due to contributions from her
"Hardee County family."
Andrea Farley, daughter, of
Andrew Farley and Mae Star
Farley, attended the National
Softball Association World
Series in Chattanooga, Tenn.
the last week of July. Her team,
the Clearwater Lady Bombers
placed 16th out of 54 teams par-
ticipating.
Her parents are especially
appreciative of local residents
Leonaid McGill and Lillie Lane
and others for going out in the
community and obtaining spon-
sors for their daughter. Andrea's
parents say, "It's people like
you that continue to make it
possible for our daughter to
travel and play the sport she
loves."
The young teen has been
playing softball since the age of


Andrea
four and began competitive
softball when she was 10..She
has played in national tourna-
ments in Bloomington, Ind.,
and in Panama City. She plays
outfield or first base, is lead-off
batter. She attends .the Mt. Olive
Freewill Baptist Church in
Bartow pastored by her father.
She maintains a 4.0 grade point
average and will attend Lawton
Chiles Middle Academy in
Lakeland as an eighth grader.


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Hailey Andrews shows off her belt buckle for winning the
pole-bending event. She received a second buckle for
placing first in the Seniors goat-tying.


Loni Damboise, surrounded by dad Mike and mom Betsy,
proudly displays her All-Around Senior Cowgirl engraved
saddle. You go, Cowgirl!


Letter To The Editor

U.S. Congress Needs To

Stop Partisan Politics


Dear Editor:
I am appalled by what I see
going on in our nation's
Capitol! Watching those who
we put our trust in to govern our
precious America fall prey to
party-line bickering. Seeing
legislators content to use the
"Band-Aid" approach instead
of coming together to make tan-
gible and far-sighted decisions
that will provide economic sta-,
bility for the entire country.
Unfortunately. many politi-
cians in Washington. D.C.. have
been there so long they think
they own America and that they
can, out politically maneuver
their "opponents" of other
"party" and show how "politi-
cally brilliant" they are.
Guess what'? The American
People are sick to their stomach
of all the rhetoric, false promis-
es, behind closed-door meeting.
overall lack of transparency and
lack of results in the legislative
process! We're also interested
in "results" and not the continu-
al "blame game."
Legislators cannot imagine
how angry the average Amer-
ican family is. who carefully
budgets their spending, only to
see our elected national leaders
unable to create a balanced
nationall budget.
Today. the headlines in our
local newspaper read "S&P
Downgrades U.S. Debt Rat-
ing." Each one of you legisla-
tors, if you call this "leader-
ship," are badly mistaken, and
everyone of you should be
ashamed in the depths of your
hearts!
We closely watched what
became of the recommenda-
tions of the panel assembled to
solve out debh problem several
months' ago..Their recommen-
dations were ignored or dissect-


ed along party lines, and then
each of you went back to your
ridiculous party-line bickering.
Do you honestly believe
Americans can now "trust" the
committee you put together
when you soeloquently compli-
mented yourselves by ignoring
the recommendation of the.first
committee, then added more to
the already $14.5 trillion
deficit.
Many of us Americans pray
faithfully every day for this
country. Many have sacrificed
by losing loved ones in wars. or
watched servicemen and wo-
men return to America badly
,disabled... for what? They were
defending our "freedoms" and
defending every legislator. who
has taken an oath to represent
"we the people."
It is about time that everyone
of you legislators do some "soul
searching" about your "mot-
ives" influencing the decisions
you are making and the outside
influences surrounding these
decisions. It is your "patriotic
duty" to make sound decisions
that will preserve our freedoms
and wonderful way of life that
our founding fathers sacrificed
to provide us.
In your future deliberations. I
invite you to take your eyes off
party lines, political profiling
and bickering and look instead
to how you can help preserve
these United States Of America
and the people who are count-
ing on you to lead this country
out of this financial abyss.
The next time you say the
"Pledge Of Allegiance" think
about how you can put it into
action in its entirety in your
everyday deliberations, and
decisions.
Richard Mattock
Fort Meade


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August 11, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 5C


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Aug. 7, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South in Zolfo Springs,
and thefts on Whooping Crane Lane and on U.S. 17 North were
reported.,
Aug. 6, Gilbert Lee Almaguer, 33, of 3504 Platt Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Juan Castillo on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Aug. 6, Antonio Padillo, 29, of 10721 Gladiolus Dr., Fort
Myers, was detained on an out-of-county warrant. He had been
arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a traffic charge.
I Aug. 6, Nuel Loyd King, 42, of 801 SR 66, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Cpl. Mark McCoy and charged with battery.
Aug. 6, residential burglaries on Yetter Road, Cracker Lane
and Platt R6ad, and a vehicle stolen on Fourth Street East were
reported.
Aug. 5, a residential burglary on Petrenko Road, a business
burglary on U.S. 17 South, and a theft on Dena Circle were report-
ed.

Aug. 4, Abel Martinez, 24, of 1750 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with burglary of a
dwelling, structure or conveyance, larceny, and trespassing on an
occupied structure or conveyance.
Aug. 4, burglary of a conveyance on Harris Road, and a tag
stolen on U.S. 17 South were reported.
Aug. 3, Juan Carlos Moles, 48, of 2130 Parnell Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested on charges of producing marijuana and own-
ing a stretch vehicle for selling drugs.
Aug. 3, Francisco Frank Moreno, 44, of 818 E. Bay St.,
Wauchula, was arrested and charged with larceny petit theft.
Aug. 3, Jorge Jiminez, 25, of 2460 Pine Cone Trailer Park
Road, Wauchula, was arrested on two counts of failure to appear in
court.
Aug. 3, a residential burglary on Rigdon Road, and a theft on
Heard Bridge Road were reported.
Aug. 2, Timothy Stephen Keene, 38, and Brenda Kay
Beckham, 34, both of 1740 Star Ave., Wauchula were arrested by
the countywide Drug Task Force on out-of-state fugitive warrants.
Aug. 2, a residential burglary on Lincoln Street and a theft on
Maxwell Drive were reported.
Aug. 1, Marjorie McKee, 67, of 648-67th Circle East,
Bradenton, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Aug. 1, thefts on Schoolhouse Road, Lincoln Street, Birdwood
Dr., Mine View Road and Poplar Street were reported.
WAUCHULA
Aug. 7, Guillermo Sanchez, 28, of 1682 Friendship Lane,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
Aug. 6, William Dewitt Starnes, 47, of 334 Barcelona Ave., St.
Augustine, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on an out-of-county
warrant.
Aug. 6, a residential burglary on Turner Ave., and criminal
mischief on U.S. 17 South were reported.
SAug. 5, Isaac Combs, 44, of 316 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc! Jonathan t'orwin and charged with domestic bas-
tery and violation of probation.
Aug. 5, thefts on South Seventh Avenue and on Hogan Street
were reported.



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Aug. 4, Jonathon Albert Mills, 50, General Delivery,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jennifer Stanley and charged with
trespass on property other than a structure and violating public
peace by making false 911 calls..
Aug. 3, a residential burglary on Goolsby Street, criminal mis-
chief on North Florida Avenue, and a theft on North 10th Avenue
were reported.
Aug. 2, a residential burglary on North Florida Avenue was
reported.
Aug. 1, a residential burglary on North Third Avenue was
reported.
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Aug. 7, Daniel Farias. 23 of 1020 Makowski Road,
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with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.



Letter To Editor

Barbara Ratliff Is

Looking For God's Plan


Dear Editor:
Life is hard ... but God is
good. He is always right on
time; even when we're 30 min-
utes late!
You know its funny how I
couldn't wait to get home and
now it looks like it doesn't even
matter because I'm going to
lose my home anyway. I had all
these wonderful plans and
visions of a bright future and a
new beginning.
The problem, you see, is that
they were my plans ... not His
plans for me. It was my vision
... not His vision for me. So,
this is where the rubber hits the
road and I wait (not very
patiently, I might add) for Him
to send me a road map.
One of the first things I-had
to do was acquire an alternate
means of transportation. Since I
won't be able to drive until
October and electricity and tele-
phone were major priorities, the
car was the first to go. I bought
a 3-wheel bike for $100.
I only had it a week when
somebody stole it from my
house! I cried! I thought that
was the worst thing anybody
could do to me at this particular
time. So, I called the police and
reported it stolen! The very next
day, the same officer that took
the report rang my doorbell at 8
a.m. They found my bicycle.
Thank you, Wauchula Police
Department. I have never been
so happy to see you at my front
door. Really.
This was my new beginning.
Things were looking up. It's
amazing how the small things
mean so much. As I recall, not
so long ago. it was the small


things that would set me off!
For instance if I broke a nail, I
took a drink or two. Soon one
small thing led to another and
another and it snow balled into
a gigantic fiasco which ulti-
mately I had no control over.
Glory to God I had lost control
... now He was able to take
control and begin His perfect
work in me.
He is still working me over
and it hurts ... yet He endured
the cross to go through hell so
we would never have to.
I believe that the world I've
lived in for many years was my
own private hell.
I believe that He spared me
from death many times because
He knew the plans He had for
me. And even though I don't
know those plans, it doesn't
matter ... when the time comes
I'll know. He'll tell me, I think!
This has got to be the hardest
thing I have ever done in my
life! Getting here was half the
battle ... now I'm on the front-
line ready to win this war.
Defeat is not an option and I
have my armor on; the helmet
of salvation, the breastplate of
righteousness, the shield of
faith, the belt of truth, the sword
of the Spirit and my feet are
shod with the preparation of the
gospel of peace.
If you are tired of living in
defeat, pick up the Word of
God, put on your armor and
fight the good fight of faith.
If God is for us ... who can
be against us?
Love in Christ. Strength in
numbers,
Barbara Ratliff
Wauchula


Greetings from Fort Green!
Last Friday the GA girls met
at the church, made cookies,
packed them in little heart-
shaped boxes and delivered
them to the shut-ins. The girls
participating were Sierra Smith,
Hannah Brown, Destiny Fields,
Kasie Powell, Brianna Waters,
Abby Duke, Cassidy Wilson
and Norma Alejandro. Besides
the leader, Carol Brown, Sherry
Smith, Randi. Richmond, Faye
Davis, Edith Bassett and I
helped deliver the cookies..
The first stop was Mildred
Cooper who is still sick with
bronchitis, then on to Mr. Wo-
mack, Julia Faye Davis, and
McDonald's for lunch, the nurs-
ing home where they visited
Mrs. Hughes, Harried Hendry
and Lillian Moye. From there
they journeyed to Mr. and Mrs.
Leo Blink and on to Buck Toole
and last stop was Betty Abbott.
They returned to the church
for a sewing project in which
Judy Bargeron and Barbara
Casey helped. They had a Bible
study and then played games,
and Mrs. Carol was the lucky
one who got to spend the night.
with the girls for a lock-in.
They all had a tremendous time,
but us "old folks" were sure
tired!
The important things are first
this week, and the most impor-
tant date is this Saturday, when
we will have our annual Back-
to-School Bash. People should
come and register between 9
and 10 a.m. Lunch will be
served around noon. The fun-
filled day will end at 5 p.m. In
the past we have had water
slides, a dunk tank and plenty of
other games for the young ones.
Mark your calendar!
All the children of the church
are planning a bowling trip to
the local lanes on Saturday,
Aug. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. The
shoes and lane fees will be cov-
ered but if they want to eat,
bring their money!
Bayleigh Pierstorff left Tues-
day heading back to college in
Tifton, Ga. She said her course
of study would require four
years at Abraham Baldwin Ag-
ricultural College.
Tom and Sharn..y"nn have
t-eturned fr',i summer-
long vacation. TI traveled


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over 3,500 miles and said it was
hotter in Arkansas than' here.
They had a grand time. Roberta
Alexander had a vacation trip to
Costa Rica and said it was a
beautiful place.
Bim Davis is back at the
nursing home. He was in the
hospital but hospice. has been
called in for him at the nursing
home. Walter Owens is out of
the hospital but is recuperating
.at his mother's home. Tina said
she was going to fatten him up!
He had lost so much weight in
the hospital. Tara McGaughey
came through her surgery with
flying colors and is home. Out
prayer list is always long but we
firmly believe it works.
Sherman and I went over to
the beach on the 4th to help
Kaylee celebrate her birthday.
Her family is vacating there,
and she had a good birthday
with two kinds of cake, one
made by her mother and one by
Teresa Rosenberg.'They were
both delicious.
School starts for the students
on the 22nd of this month and
staff returns on the 15th. It
seems like a short summer to
me!
There is a big class reunion
planned for Oct. 28-29. It will
be for all the classes of the '50s
and '60s! That should be a lot of
people. One of the events
planned is a block party from 7
to 11 p.m. with music provided.
Each class will have its particu-
lar plans to meet somewhere for
its class members to eat and
enjoy just their graduating year.
I am looking forward to seeing
Larry and Jean Glorius, who
were at one some years back
when I attended. They live in
Valdosta, my old stomping
grounds, and Jean worked at
PRU when I did in Jacksonville.
These classes are also selling
cookbooks with the proceeds
benefiting Resthaven. If you
order one before Sept. I it will
cost $20, but after that date the
cost will increase to $25. They
are only ordering 1,500 so get
your order in as it is supposed
to contain yummy recipes plus
photos of our hometown and
area. Call 375-2647 to place
your order.
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our nation and military.


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Back To Basics
By lan Rice
Gospel Preacher


2+2=4
Imagine this: You get into your car and reach a stoplight. You
-knqw the red light.means stop. You know that the yellow light
means slow down. You know that the green light means go.
How do you know? It's the law. You studied it in the manual
so as to obtain your license.
Now consider this: If a teacher tells you that 2 + 2 = 5, does
that make it right? Of course not! We all know the universal rule
never changes on that matter! We can also agree that a stop sign
plainly means that you are supposed to stop.
So what about this question: What is the purpose of baptism?
Acts 2:38: "Then Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let every
one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remis-
sion of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.' "
Mark 16:15: "And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and
preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is bap-
tized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be con-
demned'.'"
Acts 22:16: "And now why are you waiting? Arise and be bap-
tized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord."
1 Peter 3:20-21: "... who formerly were disobedient, when
once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the
ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were
saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us,
baptism, not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of
a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus
Christ"
John 3:5: "Jesus answered, 'Most assuredly, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the king-
dom of God.'"
2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have
become new."
Galatians 3:27: "For as many of you as were baptized into
Christ have put on Christ."
"Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that you all speak'the same thing, and that there be no
divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in
the same mind and in the same judgment.
"For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren,
by those of Chloe's household, that there are contentions among
you.
"Now I say this, that each of you says, 'I am of Paul,' or 'I am
of Apollos,' or 'I am'of Cephas' or 'I am of Christ.' Is Christ divid-
ed? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name
of Paul?" 1 Cor. 1:10-13.
Sadly, not everyone in our community is speaking the same
thing on how to obtain God's gift of salvation. Jesus said, "I do not
pray for these alone (His apostles), but also for those who will
believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You,
Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us,
that the world may believe that You sent Me" John 17:20-21.
Please get back to the basics. Read, study and obey God's
Word.
lan Rice is the full-time evangelist at Wauchula Church of Christ,
a non-denominational group of Christians seeking to follow the
New Testament pattern of service to God. Visit the church website
at www.wauchulachurchofchrist.com.




Letter To The Editor i .,,;

Faye Shackelford Was

A Nice Hardee Lady


Dear Editor:
Just writing a few things that
have been on my mind, and I
guess that is dangerous!
Faye Shackelford was one of
the nicest ladies in Hardee
County. I met her in 1993 at
S&S Suprex. She always had a
pleasant smile for everyone.
and even after leaving the store
she was always asking how 1
was.
Her son Marcus is also a very
kind soul. They cared for the
people, and they both looked
out for each other. Also, it is a
sad day for Wauchula to lose
Faye. We will see her again in
happier times.
I was wondering why the
coalition did not open up their
money concerns to Wauchula
and see if the public could not


have helped with the last year's
enormous bill they owed for the
fireworks from 2010. I believe
if they would have let us know
with an article in The Herald -
Advocate we readers could
have helped out.
The last thing I would like to'
discuss is if a person says they
forgive you, does that mean
they should also not be holding
a grudge and let their animosity
go so there will not be sour
grapes between the two of you?
It is a person's choice not to talk
to someone after an argument.
If anyone would like to com-
ment. you can write a letter here
or speak to me individually.
Thanks.

Connie Rowe
Wauchula


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FRIDAY
You're blessed when you're
content with just who you
are no more, no less.
That's the moment you find
yourselves proud owners of'
everything that can't be
bought. ... You're blessed
when you get your inside
world your mind and
heart put right. Then you
can see God in the outside-
world.
Matthew 5:5-7 (ME)

SATURDAY
You're blessed when you
can show people how to
cooperate instead of com-
pete or fight. That's 'when
you discover who you really
are, and your place i.n God's'
family.
Matthew 5:8 (ME)

SUNDAY
Jesus said," I am not here to
demolish the Law, but to
complete it. I am going to
put it all together, pull it-all'
together in a vast panorama.
God's Law is more real and
lasting than the stars in the
sky and the ground at your
feet."
Matthew 5:17b-18 (ME)

MONDAY
"You're familiar with the
command to the ancients,
'Do not murder.' I'm telling
you that anyone who is so
much as angry with a broth-
er or sister is guilty of mur-
der. ... The simple moral fact
is that words kill," said
Jesus.
Matthew 5:21 (ME)

TUESDAY
"You're familiar with the old
written law, 'Love "''your"
friend' ... I'm challenging
that. I'm telling you to love
your enemies. Let them
bring out the best in you, not
the worst, "said Jesus.
Matthew 5:43 (ME) .

WEDNESDAY
"In a word, what I'm saying
Sis, 'Grow Up ... Live out your
God-created identity. Live
generously and graciously
toward others, the way God
lives toward you.' "
Matthew 5:48 (ME)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
You're blessed when you're
at the end of your rope. With
less of you, there is more of
God and His "3. You're
blessed when you feel
you've lost what is most dear
to you, only then can you be
embraced by the One most
dear to you.
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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Aug. 1-5. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
listed.,;

ISSUED
Robert M. Carlton, Charley
Bryan Road, new single-family
residence, $238,000.
William Anderson, SR 64,
new single-family residence,
$90,000.
Kenneth Long, West Pal-
metto St., mechanical, $5,175.
James M. Cobb, Hanchey
Road, roofing, $2,400.
Robert Ross, SR 64, windows
and air conditioning, $7,500.
Brent Driskell, Main Street,
sign, $27,250.
Francisco'Santiago, Petteway
Avenue, shed, $1,203.
Maria Elena Zamora, Saun-
ders Street, shed, $2,000.
Gulf State Signs, U.S. 17
South, sign, $2,275.
Dwight Douglas, Shorewood
Lane, mobile home, $10,000.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Codes drive the permit and
inspection processes. They pro-
vide performance standards for
the design, construction and
maintenance of homes and
businesses. They are used by
architects, designers, contrac-
tors, builders and materials
manufacturers to protect a
homeowner's investment.
Once a jurisdiction, state,
county or municipality, adopts a
code, a building official cannot
issue a permit unless a review
of the construction documents
determines that the proposed
construction is in compliance
with the code. At the same time,
inspections of new and existing
structures must verify code
compliance in order for work to
progress.

The cat is the only animal
without visible means of
suppqr~ who sat manages
to find a living in the city.
-Carl van Vechten


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Week ending August 7, 2011
Weather Summary: Rainfall was widespread across Florida
with virtually all of the 36 Florida Automated Weather Network
(FAWN) stations reporting precipitation. Indian River reported the
most rainfall at 4.21 inches followed by Homestead (3.40 inches),
Quincy (3.12 inches), Fort Pierce (3.09 inches), and Arcadia (3.07
inches). Seventeen FAWN stations reported between one and three
inches, and nine stations reported from 0.25 to one inch of rainfall.
Temperatures averaged between two to five degrees above average
at major city airports. Highs were in the upper 90s and lows in the
low 70s. Hot days mitigated the benefits of precipitation from light
rainfall, as daily evaporation averaged nearly 0.2 inches per day.
The Lake Okeechobee water level as of August 8 was 10.26 feet,
compared to the historic average of 13.79 feet.

Field Crops: Both topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies were
rated short to adequate, slightly dryer than the previous week. In
Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, the farmers were spraying and
applying fertilizers. Cotton and peanut crops appeared to be behind
schedule in development. The high temperatures were detrimental
for the cotton boll development. In Washington County, showers
improved crop conditions for cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and hay.
Peanut producers were busy spraying for leaf spot and white mold.
The corn crop was nearing maturity. Concerns were that following
the corn harvest, pests in the fields will move to other nearby crops.
In Madison County, the irrigated corn acreage was being harvested
for silage or grain. Most dry land corn acreage had been tilled
under earlier due to drought damage. Santa Rosa County crops
experienced a dry week after responding well to July rains. Peanut
acreage pegged was at 89 percent compared with 90 percent last
year, and the five-year average. Rains helped peanut development
remain on schedule. Fields that were planting later than normal
continued to lag in development. Growers were treating for white
mold caused by the hot, humid days. The peanut crop was rated to
be in mostly good condition.

Vegetables: In Flagler County, sorghum was still growing as a
cover crop on much of the vegetable acreage. Soil moisture war
just adequate, and more rainfall was desired for future preparations
for planting fall vegetables. The okra harvest continued in Miami-
Dade County.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the pasture condition was
unchanged from the previous week. Hot weather continued to
stress pastures and livestock. The cattle were in poor to excellent
condition, with most in good condition. In the Panhandle, pasture
condition varied from very poor to excellent, with most fair to
good. In the northern areas, pasture ranged from fair to good con-
dition with most in good condition. The primary limiting factor
was the hot weather. There was armyworm damage to some well-
fertilized Bahia grass pastures. The condition of cattle was mostly
fair. In the central and the southwestern areas, pastures ranged from
poor to excellent condition, with most in good condition. The cat-
tle were in fair to good condition.

Citrus: Temperatures were in the lower to mid 70s at night
and the mid to upper 90s during the day for the rfajority of the
week. During the week there was heavy, scattered rainfall with all
but one of the FAWN stations receiving some rainfall. Immokalee
was the only FAWN station to report no rainfall. The most rainfall
fell at Indian River, with a total of 4.21 inches for the week.
Extreme drought conditions existed in small parts of Okeechobee,
Martin, St Lucie, and Palm Beach counties. Drought conditions
were per the U.S. Drought Monitor; last updated August 2, 2011.
Next season's oranges were larger than golf balls, and next sea-
son's grapefruit were between baseball and softball size. Grove
activity last week included resetting.new trees, young tree care,
applying herbicides', hedging and topping, brush removal, and fer-
tilizer application.









August 11, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 7C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Calvin Wayne Bates, 31,
Bowling Green, and Raquel
Martinez, 22, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Suncoast Schools Federal
credit Union vs. Matthew Scott
Kelly and Jesse Marie Poucher,
judgment.
Suncoast Schools Federal
credit Union vs. Travis L. Hig-
ginbotham, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Stephanie Y. Britt, judgment.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Jerry L. Isaac vs. Larry Wayne
Tomlinson Jr., stiplulated dis-
missal.
Chase Bank USA vs. Barbara
P. Myers, voluntary dismissal.
Main Street Acquisition
Corp. vs. Felicia Madronal,
default judgment.
Sabir Abdul Haqq Yasir vs.
Aramark Correctional Services
Inc., dismissed.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court.
Eradio Martinez Cerna, re-
sisting a merchant, adjudication
withheld, probation six months,


IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT OF FLORIDA,IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 252009CA000544

HSBC BANK USA, AS TRUSTEE
FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP,
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST,
SERIES 2007-HE3
Plaintiff,

vs.

THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,HEIRS
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF CEFERINO VEGA
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWN-
ERS, i '
Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant
to Final Judgment of Foreclosure
for plaintiff entered in this cause
on August 20, 2010, in the Circuit
Court of Hardee County, Florida, I
will sell the property situated in
Hardee County, Florida described
as:
THE NORTH 257 FEET OF
THE W 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4
OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE
1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, HARDEE COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, LESS 50'
EASEMENT OFF THE
WEST SIDE AND SUB-
JECT TO ROAD RIGHT OF
WAY ON NORTH SIDE FOR
STATE ROAD #64A; LESS:
A TRACT OF LAND LYING
IN SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIB-
ED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCING AT THE SE
CORNER OF THE W 1/2
OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF
SE 1/4 OF SAID, SECTION
5, THENCE DUE NORTH
ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID W 1/2 A DIS-
TANCE OF 401.82 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING OF THE LAND
HEREIN DESCRIBED:
THENCE RUN NORTH 87
35'20" WEST, A DISTANCE
OF 330.66 FEET TO THE
WEST LINE OF SAID W 1/2
OF SE 1/4 OF SE 1/4;
THENCE S 00 105'00" W
ALONG SAID WEST LINE A
DISTANCE OF 15.00 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89*
48'40" E A DISTANCE OF
3.30.41 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
SUBJECT TO AN EASE-
MENT ON THE WEST SIDE
THEREOF.

and commonly known as: 1405
MAIN ST W, Wauchula, FI 33873;
including the building, appurte-
nances, and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for cash, All
sales are held at the Hardee
County Courthouse, 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida
(Second Floor Hallway outside of
Room 202), on August 17. 2011
at11am.

Any persons claiming an inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.

Dated this 26 day of July, 2011.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

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'$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 cost
of 'prosecution (COP), $50
investigative costs, 30 hours
community service.
Carrie Lauren Crews, bat-
tery, 20 days with credit for
time served (CTS), $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP.
Ana Rodriguez, misuse of
wireless 91.1 system, adjudica-
tion withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fee, $50 COP.
Melissa Ann Swint, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Whitney Paige Justice, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
completed pretrial intervention
program, not prosecuted.
Jorge Louis Rodriguez, bat-
tery, not prosecuted.
Alexis Brianna Dubose, vio-
lation of probation (original
.charges possession of drug
paraphernalia and contributing
to the delinquency of a minor),
probation revoked, two months
CTS, $50 public defender fee
and $50 COP added to out-
standing fines and fees.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Debra D. Barnes and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. James A. Wilson,
petition for child support.
Brandi Johnson o/b/o minor
child and DOR vs. John C.
Vandiver, petition for child sup-
port.
Esther Rodriguez and DOR


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252011CA000123

FIDELITY BANK OF FLORIDA,
N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

RAUL JUAREZ, JR., VICTOR
JUAREZ and OPHELIA JUAREZ,
JUAN MARTINEZ, JOSE MAL-
DONADO, KATHY HENDRY,
TERESA CORTEZ, LEONARD
MARINO BARRON and WILLIAM
SMITH, AS TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore
closure entered in the above-enti-
tled cause in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, B. Hugh
Bradley, Clerk of the Circuit Court,
will sell the property situate in
Hardee County, Florida, described
as:

Begin at the SW corner of
the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
the SE 1/4 of Section 33,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, and run North
012'08" West, 20 feet to
Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 012'08"
West, 100 feet; thence
North 89"57'35" East,
434.35 feet; thence South
12'14'08" East along the
Westerly right-of-way of
State Road #17, 102.60
feet; thence South
89*57'35" West 455.68 feet,
to Point of Beginning, all
lying and being in Section
33, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida

at public sale at 11:00 a.m. on Au-
gust 17, 2011, to the highest bid-
der for cash, at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main St,
Second Floor Hallway outside of
Room 202, Wauchula, Florida
33873.

IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROP-
ERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYSi
AFTER THE SALE.

Dated this 26 day of July, 2011.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK

ATTN: PERSONS WITH DISABILI-
TIES
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE
PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-
TANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE
OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR, 255 N.,BROADWAY
AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA
33830, (863) 534-4686, AT
LEAST, 7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR
SCHEDULED COURT APPEAR-
ANCE, OR IMMEDIATELY UPON
RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION
IF THE TIME BEFORE SCHED-
ULED APPEARANCE IS LESS
THAN 7 DAYS; IF YOU ARE
HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED,
CALL 711.
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I courthouse Report


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the office of the clerk of court:
Jimmy and Gayle Morse to
Mervin L. Morse, $115,000.
Willie B. and Lynn Collins to
Joseph and Rhea Hackler,
$24,500.
Scott T. Horton and Bonnie
S. Perry Horton to Thomas A.


Olivia Crose, petition for child
support.
Susan Fay Fowler and DOR
vs. Jeffrey Lee Simone, petition
for child support.
Green Tree Servicing LLC
vs. David L. Esquivel and Mary
L. Esquivel, damages in-
debtedness.
Citimortgage Inc. vs.
Deonna C. Brantley et al, mort-
gage foreclosure.
Joyce E. Knuth and DOR vs.
Doublas L. Devane, petition for
child support.
Lee Ann Darty and Roger
Darty, divorce.
Esther Rodriguez and DOR
vs. Christopher Ice, petition for
child support.
Edna Rangel vs. Michael
Rangel, petition for injunction
for protection.
Gregg A. Spivey vs. Daniel
Hardwick, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Selina Ureste and Paul
Ureste, divorce.
Stephanie Nicole Adams and
Travis Edward Adams, divorce.
Eber Rodriguez Roblero vs.
Diana Rivera Sandoval, dam-
ages auto negligence.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Christa Denise Wolfe vs.
Christopher William Wolfe,
injunction for protection.
Christine Annette Doying
and DOR vs. Rickey Lee Fulk,
order on child support con-
tempt.
Bonnie Alice Braddock and
DOR vs. Bryant A. Herrin,
order on child support con-
tempt.
Vicki Sarah Cochran Harrell
and Stephen Wayne Harrell,
divorce.
Stacy M. Mendoza vs. Gil-
bert J. Garcia and DOR, order
on modification of child sup-
port.
Laina Marie Perez and DOR
vs. Ruddie Lee Lopez, order on
enforcement of administrative
child support order.
Joy Robinson and DOR vs.
Jacob P. Mclntyre, order.
Fidelity Bank of Florida NA
vs. Juan Juarez et al, judgment.
Smith Enterprises of Hardee
LLC vs. Dan Katline as person-
al representative et al, judgment
clearing title.
Benjamin Reilly Solomon
vs. Cassie'Ci~M~ron, otder? ,.'" *



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

CASE NO. 252011CP000058

IN RE: ESTATE OF

ERVIN MILTON LANIER
a.k.a E.M. LANIER
a.k.a. MILTON LANIER
Deceased


and Sheena L. Deemer,
$85,000.
Emilio Juarez to Fidel M.
and Alicia Y. Quintana,
$53,500.
Wauchula State Bank to
Onital LLC, $45,000.


Tomasa Selph and Timothy
M. Selph, voluntary dismissal
of petition to modify child sup-
port.
Otho Allen Barber and DOR
vs. Tisha Dawn Hurst, order.
Audra McLeod vs. Steve
Hodges, dismissal of injunction
for protection.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Joey Edward Carroll, petit
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, $520 fine
and court costs, $250 public
defender fees, $100 COP, $24
First Step probation costs.
Samuel L. Mitchell, sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
specified location and violation
of community control-hotuse
arrest (original charge sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church), probation revoked,
three years Florida State Prison,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees and $200
COP placed on lien.
Daffney Michelle Smith,
violation of probation (original
charge grand theft), probation
terminated, unpaid fins and fees
placed on lien.
Jeffrey Scott Stringer, manu-
facturing methamphetamine
and possession of drug para-
phernalia with intent to deliver,
adjudication withheld, two
years community control, $520
fine and court costs, $200 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP,
$24 First Step; unlawful posses-
sion of listed chemicals and
possession of methampheta-
mine, not prosecuted.
Corey Tinsley, violation of
probation (original charge
felony battery), probation ter-
minated, unpaid fines and fees
placed on lien.
Jose Figueroa, three counts
burglary of dwelling, adjudica-
tion withheld, one year com-
munity control followed by one
year probation, $520 fine and
court costs, $100 COP, $24
First Step; grand theft and
grand theft of a firearm, not
prosecuted.
Raul Vallejo, three counts
burglary of dwelling, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation 18
months, $520 fine and court
costs, $100 COP, $18 First
Step; petit theft, defrauding a
secondary metals recycler and
grand theft firearm, not prose-
cuted.

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The Christophers


THE 'MISFIT' AUDREY ASSAD
Singer/songwriter Audrey Assad admits to feeling like an out-
cast during her junior-high years in a small New Jersey towri.
Though she had a couple of close friends, she never fit in with the
larger crowd because she was committed to her school work and
being a member of the band.
During an interview with me, Audrey recalled that she hated
being different at the time, but now her perspective has changed.
"You don't discover until you're in college or older that it's
better to be different from everyone else," she explained. "Now I
look back and think it's been a valuable lesson that God has had a
plan for me all along, including then. You don't have to fit into any
kind of peer group to be used in the Kingdom, to do valuable
things, to do life-changing things. He uses us with all 6ur quirks
and with all our faults'as ell."
God has certainly bee using Audrey lately.
In 2007, she converted to the Catholic faith. In 2010, she
released her debut album, "The House You're Building," which
was named iTunes' Christian & Gospel Breakthrough Album of the
Year and earned her the title of top-selling new Christian artist of
the year. Also in 2010, she married the love of her life, designer and
entrepreneur William Price III.
Not bad for a young woman who refers to herself as a "misfit
soul" on the title track of her album.
One of the reasons the 27-year-old feels more at home in her
own skin has to do with her conversion. Audrey grew up in a
Protestant home believing a lot of untruths about the Catholic
Church. Her friendship with a Catholic who had a genuine "passion
for Christ" put an end to those misconceptions. "From there," she
said, "the teachings slowly just won me. It was the Eucharist ulti-
mately ... that won my heart."
Audrey shares her music with audiences around the country,
but she retains an affinity for young people that especially comes
through in her song "Restless," which was inspired by St.
Augustine's statement, "Our hearts are restless until they rest in
you, O Lord."
When I asked her if the young people she talks to understand
that the emptiness they feel inside is actually a yearning for God,
she acknowledged that many don't. Instead, they unsuccessfully
try to fill the emptiness with sex.
Audrey said, "I think we know in the bottom of our hearts that
sex is ... a communion between spouses (that's like), a picture of
Christ and the Church, of intimacy with God. So we go running to
it like it's going to fulfill that need and that longing. But it can't
because it isn't a substitute for it. ... I hope and pray that my wit-
ness or my songs play a part in their discovering why they have that
loneliness."
That inherent longing for God along with experiences of feel-
ing like an outcast are painful parts of growing up for many kids
and teens today. But Audrey Assad's life should give them'hope.
God used the quirks she hated about herself to draw her clos-
er to Him, and to turn her into the artist she's become a relevant
songwriter with a beautiful voice who creates relatable, transcen-
dent music.
While recording her new "Live from Soho" album for iTunes
recently, Audrey told the crowd she was grateful that God made her
the way He did. That's a message of gratitude other "misfit souls"
should take to heart as well.
F'or a fiee copy of "Stand Up To Bullying," write:. The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
intil@christoplhers.org.


The normal static electricity shock that zaps your finger
when you touch a doorknob is usually between 10,000.
and 30,000 volts.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the
estate of ERVIN MILTON LANIER
a.k.a. E.M. LANIER a.k.a. MILTON
LANIER, deceased, whose date of
death was June 7, 2011, and
whose social security number Is
xxx-xx-7979, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is P.O. Drawer
1749, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH. ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is August 4, 2011.

Personal Representative:
Florence Lanier
6894 Lanler Road
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID F. LANIER
E-Mail Address: lanler30@em.
barqmail.com
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, FL 33826-0400

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Hardee County Education Foundation Scholarships
Class of 2011 Deadline Approaching


Attention HHS Class of 2011 Graduates:


All of the following criteria must be met to be eligible for these funds.

You must have:
1. graduated from Hlardee Senior High School with the Class of 2011,
2. attended the Hardee County School System for 8 years or more. They do not have to be in
consecutive years, and
3. now be pursuing a college, trade, or technical school education after high school.
After September 1, all the available money for the Class of 2011 will be divided equally among the
seniors who apply and qualify.


To apply for these funds, complete and return the form below. You must
include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance, i.e. an invoice from
your selected institution to verifying your eligibility.

--- - ---

Scholarship Application Form

Student Name:
Home Mailing Address:.


Student Social Security Number:
Telephone Number:
Name of College or University:
Complete Address of College or University's Financial Aid Office:


Telephone Number of Financial Aid Office:
Return by mail to:
Debra Daggett, contact person
Hardee Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, FL 33873
or return in person to the Hardee County School Board Office


all completed applications must be received on or before September 1. 2011

Don't forget to include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance!

All requests will be processed after September 1, 2011. Funds will be disbursed only after all eligibility is
verified.
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All-Volunteer Fire


Service Extinguished


Pa^g^e Frm Te as


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
About 15 minutes of discus-
sion before a packed house of
firefighters and other citizens
may have settled the possibili-
ty of a volunteer fire depart-
ment, with a resounding "no!"
At last Thursday's meeting of
the Hardee County Commis-
sion, about 30 firefighters wait-
ed through other issues for the
topic they were there for: Was
there really a plan to dispense
with paid firefighters and
become a volunteer fire depart-
ment?
The concern was initiated by
a news article from the Caloosa
Belle. the LaBelle weekly
newspaper, which reported on a
city commission meeting in
which Fire Chief Ray Pittman
said Hardee County was look-
ing to model its volunteer fire
department after the one in
LaBelle. Letters from former
longtime fire department leader
Robert Shiver and Commis-
sioner Grady Johnson ad-
dressed the matter in last
week's edition.
Johnson's "nearly 30-year
law enforcement career" began
in early 1970 as a dispatcher for
the Collier County Sheriff's
Office. After a short stint in dis-
patch, corrections and accredi-
tation, he began marine patrol
in January 1974 and continued
that until his retirement as
Marine Patrol Sergeant in
December 1996.
From Jan. 7, 1997 to Feb. 7,
1999, Johnson worked for the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
as chief deputy, number two in
command. The two major
municipalities in Hendry Coun-
ty are Clewiston and LaBelle,
with Johnson stationed at
LaBelle. He continued as con-
sultant from Feb. 7 to April 7,
1999 for transition, at a salary
of $5,000 per month.
Johnson acknowledged
Thursday that he had had con-


tact with Fire Chief Pittman in
the past, but said he last had a
phone conversation with him
about two years ago. He said he
was no kin to Pittman. then
amended it tb say "no blood
kin."
Johnson said during his prior
observation of the Hardee
County Commission, he had
attended Fire Committee meet-
ings and the issue at each was
increased taxes for the fire
department. He suggested the
chairman, Jay Clark, a reporter
and others visit other fire
departments to see how they
handled things, but the fact-
finding visits were never sched-
uled.
He said it was the farthest
thing from his mind to do away
with the present fire depart-
ment. "I know they are still
operating short-handed and felt
volunteers could assist the
department. It's been made
clear to me that you do not want
a volunteer department or vol-
unteers, but they could assist at
fires," Johnson concluded.
Commissioner Sue Birge said
she put the Caloosa Belle article
in commission boxes because it
was a topic on the street and
needed to be clarified. "We can-
not just overlook it and have the
fire department believe we are
looking at a volunteer depart-
ment. The commission as a
whole is not looking at the
LaBelle Department.
"Do we need volunteers? Yes.
Do we want a volunteer depart-
ment? No. It rests with us (the
commission) here to get infor-
mation so we can direct what
money we have. There's a lot of
fire department people here
today and I want to thank you
for the job you do," Birge said,
to clapping from the audience.
Commission Chairman Terry
Atchley tried to put the matter
to rest. "We've already dis-
cussed the need to workshop
fire costs. None of us have con-


The first known use of O.K. was in the New York New Era in 1840 as part of a name:
The Democratic O.K. Club. O.K. was an abbreviation for Old Kinderhook, a nickname
for future president Martin Van Buren. Kinderhook, New York was Van. Buren's birth-
place.


trol over what newspapers say.
We have the attitudes of 180-
190 employees to manage, who
live and work here. Articles
may be relevant, but it's up to
us to deal with the problem in-
house and stop the Ya-Ya-Ya on
the street. We have to stop bick-
ering and move on."
Johnson then addressed his
second issue on the commission
agenda, the fire department
budget. He said he was "un-
comfortable with the budget
and wrestling with having to cut
Resthaven and other human
services parts of the county
budget. I know there's remodel-
ing for the fire department
kitchen in its budget. I haven't
seen the kitchen, but I think we
should take that money back
and give it to the community
organizations we cut. We can
postpone remodeling that part
of the fire department in these
tough times."
Budget and Finance Director
Janice Williamson explained
that the $12,000 set aside for
the remodeling came from two
portions of the Fire-Rescue and
Emergency Management budg-
ets. One is from fire assess-
ments, and that portion, about
$4,000, couldn't be transferred
to General Fund. Although the
building is a fixed asset, the
budget could be reduced, but
not all of the monies could be
transferred out.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
said the fire station was an
infrastructure which needed to
be maintained properly. Atchley
pointed out this was not the first
time for the remodeling request.
Birge asked Johnson if he had
looked at the kitchen, "I have, it
could do; but it needs upgrad-
ing, and we need to maintain
what we have," she said.
Johnson's motion to amend
the budget died for lack of a
second and the commission
went on to other topics.


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